jason palamara,
composer performer guerilla musician

♩ = (music for dance) by jasonpalamara

jasonpalamara (me) will be performing music for the Movement Intensive in Compositional Improvisation (MICI) with choreography collective The Architects (Katherine Ferrier, Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle, and Pamela Vail) in June!  Check it out here.

Introducing #trashchestra (pictured above), the world's first-and-only 100% recycled laptop orchestra!  My "one-man DIY punk rock laptop orchestra" debuted at the April iHearIC at Java House in Iowa City.  Over the past year I have been taking donations of laptops and other electronic devices that would otherwise go into a landfill and transforming them into musical instruments.  The current ensemble is made up of 6 machines, but there is always room for more!  If you have an old computer (desktop/laptop/whatev) or another electronic device or peripheral (monitors, speakers, what have you), I would love to have it!  I will wipe all data from any machine I receive so you don't have to worry about identity theft.  For details/pickup/delivery of trash machines/any other questions, email me here.  Concerts, shows, and collaborations TBA soon!

A new commission from PRIZM Duo's OctoberFestival of New Music!  Performances somewhere between October 5th and 8th, TBA soon!

Download my music!  Pay whatever you want (yes, even $0)!  Check it out here.

New album collaboration with Justin Comer!  Details soon, release date will be sometime in December 2016.

My first full length album of music for dance!  Release date July 28th!  Stay tuned!

My first full length live movie score!  Hush-hush
, top secret!  TBA!

Jason Palamara is a composer, improviser, performer and musical technologist. He specializes in composing music for dance, film, theater and in developing new music technologies. He was a founder of LOUi (the Laptop Orchestra at the University of Iowa) and recently constructed and debuted the world's first laptop orchestra made of 100% recycled machines, #trashchestra. Since 2009, he has been developing his own generative improvisation software, HIDI (Human Instrument Digital Interface).  jason's musical partnership with HIDI has gone far beyond the standard human-using-tool model and progressed into a full cyborgian synthesis of man and machine. He has degrees from Butler University, The University of Louisville and The University of Iowa, where he continues to work closely with dancers and choreographers such as Jennifer Kayle and Charlotte Adams. In 2015, his music saw performances in New York, Wyoming, California, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, and at the International Computer Music Conference in Denton, Texas. His recently released full length album ♩ = (music for dance) is available for pay-what-you-want download at Bandcamp.com. You can find more links to his music and events at jasonpalamara.com.