Jason Palamara is an electroacoustic composer from New Jersey living and teaching 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). He has teaching experience at Grinnell College and Iowa State University of Science and Technology, with a PhD from the University of Iowa and other degrees from the University of Louisville and Butler University. Jason previously worked as the in-house composer for the University Of Iowa Department Of Dance and 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 2015, his music saw performances New York City, Laramie, Santa Monica, Bangkok, Mexico and at the International Computer Music Conference in Denton, Texas. His piece Ragnarök, Baby, was recently released on Jeffrey Agrell's CD Soundings: Improvisations and Compositions for Horn and Electronica. There are rumors that he is building a new laptop orchestra...more to come on this later. In his spare time, he teaches songwriting and musicianship to the inmates at Oakdale Community Prison.