Putt'n Around was composed in response to David McIntire and Irritable Hedgehog's Putney Project . The work uses material derived from David's early exposure to the EMS VCS-3, also know as the "Putney."
Jason Bolte is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the MONSTER Studios at Montana State University where he teaches composition and music technology. He is a member of the organizational board of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, and a founding board member and past President of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance. Jason earned a B.M. with an emphasis in Music Engineering Technology and a M.M. in Music Composition from Ball State University. He also holds a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Fellow, a School of Graduate Studies Dean’s Doctoral Fellow, and an Ovation Scholar. Before joining the faculty at MSU, Jason taught at the University of Central Missouri and the Kansas City Kansas Community College.
A composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, his work has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. In the summer of 2007, he was an Associate Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artist Denis Smalley. Jason’s music has received awards and recognition from the International Competition for Composers "Città di Udine" (Finalist 2010), ISCM Miami Section, World New Music Days (Selection 2010), VII Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas (Finalist 2009), 2nd. International Electroacoustic Music Contest – CEMVA (Third Prize 2008), 9th Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva (Prizewinner 2008), Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art (Selection 2006, 2008), ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition (Second Prize: 2008), ETH Zurich Digital Arts Week Soundscape Competition (Recognition: 2007), Music Teachers National Association and Missouri Music Teachers Association (Missouri Composer of the Year/Commission: 2007), and International Society of Bassists Composition Competition (First Prize, Media: 2005). Jason’s music is available on the Vox Novus and Miso Records labels.