Jason Bolte (1976, USA) is currently serving as a Visiting Instructor of Music Technology and Composition at the University of Central Missouri while completing his D.M.A. in Music Composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Jason holds a B.M. with an emphasis in Music Engineering Technology and a M.M. in Music Composition from the Ball State University. He is a member of the organizational board of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, and a founding board member of the Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance.
His music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. In the summer of 2007, he was an Associate Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artist Denis Smalley.
Bolt’s music has received awards and recognitions from the 2nd International Electroacoustic Music Contest – CEMVA (Third Prize, 2008), 9th Electroacoustic Composition Competition “Música Viva“ (Prize Winner, 2008), Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art (Selection, 2006, 2008), ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition (Second Prize, 2008), ETH Zurich Digital Arts Week Soundscape Competition (Recognition, 2007), Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Teachers Association (Missouri Composer of the Year, Commission, 2007), and International Society of Bassists Composition Competition (First Prize, Media, 2005).
Scrap Metal,for piano and fixed media (2007)
Scrap Metal is an electroacoustic work that explores relationships between sonic material produced on the piano and various metal produced sounds. Scrap Metal was commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association and the Missouri Music Teachers Association. Scrap Metal was selected for recognition at the 35th Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art (2008) – Trivium, Instrument and Electronics.