Ear Heart Music: Makers, Jason Eckhardt
Jason Eckhardt, composer
Ear Heart Music : Makers opens discussions about the art-music of now with the people who are creating it. Taking the work of interviewed composers as a starting point, the series aims to roam broadly over the cast surface of modern making in our world. The series is hosted by Nicholas deMaison, a freelance composer and conductor residing in New York City.
Jason Eckardt played guitar in rock and jazz bands until, upon hearing the music of Webern, he immediately devoted himself to composition. Since then, his music has been influenced by his interests in perceptual complexity, performance virtuosity, and self-organizing processes in the natural world. He has been internationally recognized through commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Koussevitzky Foundation, the Guggenheim Museum, the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie; awards from the ISCM (National Prize), Deutschen Musikrat-Stadt Wesel (Symposium NRW Prize), ASCAP, the University of Illinois (Martirano Prize), and Columbia University (Rapoport Prize); and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation/Bellagio Center, Fondation Royaumont, the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Fritz Reiner Center, the Composers Conference, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust.
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