Apr 23

Light Lectureship: Jason Treuting Masterclass

Sat, April 23, 2022 • 10:00am - 1:00pm (3h) • Kracum Performance Hall

The Christopher U. Light Lectureship and the Carleton Music
Department present renowned composer and percussionist, Jason
Treuting. His time in residence at Carleton includes a campus talk, a
performance of his works, and a master class with Carleton student

A founding and current member of the influential quartet, Sō
Percussion, composer/percussionist Jason Treuting has appeared in
performance throughout the world, from the Barbican to Lincoln Center,
to Carnegie Hall, DOM Moscow, Walt Disney Hall, and elsewhere. His
compositions, widely noted for their compelling rhythmic language and
evocative expressivity, have been performed by artists including Shara
Nova, the JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Susan Marshall and Company, and
others. Additionally, Treuting explores and composes music in collaboration
with artists including laptop artist/composer Cenk Ergun; guitarist Grey
Mcmurray; and guitarist/composer Steve Mackey (their New Amsterdam
album, Orpheus Unsung, has received widespread critical acclaim),
among others.

Treuting’s original compositions include Amid the Noise, an evolving
suite of musical explorations scored for a flexible range of instruments;
this work has been performed widely by Sō Percussion, Matmos and
other artists, at the Lincoln Center Festival, the Barbican, the Walker
Arts Center, National Sawdust, and elsewhere. It has been presented
by Fast Forward Austin, Kadence Arts Boston, Chatterbird, and others,
and was recorded by Sō Percussion for release on Cantaloupe

Treuting’s other works for Sō include contributions to Imaginary City,
Where (we) Live and A Gun Show, works which appeared on the
Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. Recent commissions
for other ensembles have included Oblique Music for 4 plus (blank), a
concerto for Sō Percussion and string orchestra for the League of
Composers Orchestra; and most recently, Nine Numbers 4, a
commission from the Composers Guild of New Jersey and performed in
2018 at Princeton University. He received his Bachelors in Music and the Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where he studied percussion with John Beck and drum set and improvisation with Steve Gadd, Ralph Alessi and Michael Cain. He received his Masters in Music along with an Artist Diploma from Yale University where he studied percussion with Robert
Van Sice. Jason Treuting studied marimba with Keiko Abe in Japan, and
gamelan with Pac I Nyoman Suadin in Bali.

Jason Treuting is co-director of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute, an
annual intensive course on the campus of Princeton University for
college-aged percussionists. He is also co-director of a new percussion
program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and is a lecturer of music at Princeton University, where Sō Percussion is ensemble-in-residence. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his partner, the violist Beth Meyers, and their two daughters.

This public masterclass will feature Carleton students composers
presenting their work and engaging in critical conversation with Jason

The Christopher U. Light Lectureship in Music was created in 1985
(1985 for Art and 1984 for Literature) by Mr. Light, Carleton class of
1958. Among his many interests, Mr. Light is a freelance writer and
composer, a record producer and a musician with interests in computers
and music.

Event Contact: Alexi Carlson

Event Summary

Light Lectureship: Jason Treuting Masterclass
  • When
    • Saturday, April 23, 2022
    • 10:00am - 1:00pm (3h)
  • Where
    • Kracum Performance Hall
  • Mode
    • In-Person
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  • Intended For: Students, Faculty
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel, Performing Arts

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