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A recent performance of DYSPHONIA, by jason palamara and Charlotte Adams...

Jason Palamara is an electroacoustic composer from New Jersey living in the Midwest. He is an active performer and improviser on the violin, guitar and laptop and was a founding member of the Laptop Orchestra at the University of Iowa (LOUi).  For the past three years, Jason has worked as the in-house composer for the University Of Iowa Department Of Dance and has composed music for many dance department projects, specializing in new music technologies, collaboration and improvisation.  His recent works have seen performances by the JACK Quartet, the Enid Trio, and several performances by the Baker-Tarpaga Dance Project in Burkina Faso, Africa.  In May his music will be featured in a show being presented by choreographers Charlotte Adams and Jennifer Kayle at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.  His piece Ragnarok, Baby, was recently released on Jeffrey Agrell's CD Soundings: Improvisations and Compositions for Horn and Electronica.  In the Fall, he will begin teaching composition at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.  In his spare time, he teaches songwriting and musicianship to the inmates at Oakdale Community Prison.  You can find links to his music, events and more info at www.jasonpalamara.com.

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