Bleep Bloop

Program Notes
Bleep Bloop is based on materials recorded from my chance encounter with a mint-condition Minimoog that had been sitting in a Montana middle school storage closet since the late 70s or early 80s. Special thanks to Butte East Middle School music teacher Jean Perusich for wondering what this thing she had in her closet was and for bring it to class!

Biographical Sketch
Jason Bolte is an Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Music Technology Program at Montana State University. Jason is a member of the organizational board of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, and a founding board member 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 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, and the world. 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,” ISCM Miami Section/World New Music Days, Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas, International Electroacoustic Music Contest – CEMVA, Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva, Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition, ETH Zurich Digital Arts Week Soundscape Competition, Music Teachers National Association/Missouri Music Teachers Association, and International Society of Bassists Composition Competition. Jason’s music is available on the Ablaze, ELECTRO<>ACÚSTICO, SEAMUS, Irritable Hedgehog, Vox Novus, SoundWalk, and Miso Records labels.