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Jason K. Eckardt

Music, Conservatory of

Location: 350T Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts
Phone: 718.951.5000x2598
Fax: 718.951.4502

Jason Eckardt played guitar in jazz and metal bands until, upon first hearing the music of Webern, he immediately devoted himself to composition. Since then, his music has been influenced by his interests in perceptual complexity, psychological and physical dimensions of performance, political activism, and self-organizing processes in the natural world. He has been recognized through commissions and awards from Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Koussevitzky and Fromm foundations, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Museum, Chamber Music America, the ISCM, Deutschen Musikrat, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Eckardt's music has been performed at major festivals and recorded on the CRI, Helicon, Metier, Capstone, Albany, New Focus and Mode labels. An active promoter of new music, Eckardt is a co-founder and the executive director of Ensemble 21, the contemporary music group. His music is published by Carl Fischer.

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