Jason Armstrong

Musical Experience

I am passionate about electronic music composition, as well as about producing music together with other artists. I have studied the piano, and participated in many performance projects. I also have a shorter resumé.
 
Music Recital (April 2007)
Piano and Cello Recital at the Tauromenium in Pretoria. The other participants were Dietrich Bethge (cello) and Sara Bethge (piano) from London. I performed selected works by Gurdjieff / De Hartmann.
 
Music Recital (September 2004)
Performance with Dietrich Bethge (cello) and Sara Bethge (piano) from London in Pretoria and Hermanus. I accompanied the cello, and performed selected works by Gurdjieff / De Hartmann.
 
Desert Voices II (2001 - 2002)
Project with Gito Baloi, sponsored by the National Arts Council. Continuation of the first Desert Voices concept, combining acoustic and electronic music.
 
Dance Umbrella (1998)
Performed Clown Nine with Jungle Performance at the Wits Theatre as part of the Dance Umbrella. Directed by Phillippa de Villiers.
 
Music Sculpture (1997)
Performed musical pieces at the Tsebiso Art Gallery, Johannesburg, with Louw Venter on Mark Odonovan's sculptures.
 
Desert Voices (1996)
A project with Gito Baloi, sponsored by the Foundation for the Creative Arts. I programmed music and Gito played acoustic instruments and sang.
 
Global Kraal (1996)
Solo music and masks show, performed at Grahamstown Arts Festival.
 
Jungle Performance (1996)
Street-theatre group: One Country, One Picnic was performed in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Soweto, Bloemfontein, Welkom, Alexandra, Grahamstown, Irene and Mpumalanga.
 
3 Worship Songs (1996)
Electro-acoustic music used by Jungle Performance.
 
Non (1996)
Electro-acoustic work entered in the Bourges Competition in France. Used by choreographer Jeannette Ginslov in Visit of the Magus.
 
Music Sculpture (1996)
Collaboration with sculptor Mark Odonovan sponsored by the Foundation for the Creative Arts.
 
NUET (1995)
Performed and made music for the Newtown Urban Eco Tour, a project of KLAP, presented at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg.
 
Wings for a New World (1995)
Pianist in this industrial theatre work for client ISG, directed by Clive Scott. Produced by The Blue Moon Company.
 
Macbeth (1995)
Composed electro-acoustic music for and performed in this PACT production of Shakespeare's play, directed by Craig Freimond.
 
Two Cities, Intransience (1994)
Electro-acoustic works entered into the Bourges Competition in France.
Two Cities
 
Tales from the Pleasure Palace (1994)
Composed electro-acoustic music for and performed in this show at the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg, directed by Janice Honeyman.
 
Crawford College, Killarney (1994)
Music teacher: taught piano, class music and individual subject music. Formed a choir, organised two music soirees.
 
The War Ballerina (1993)
Electro-acoustic music for this dance video produced by Melinda Ferguson for the Weekly Mail Film Festival.
 
Twelfth Night (1993)
Composed songs and piano accompaniment for this Wits University production of Shakespeare's play, directed by Jerry Mofokeng.
 
Somewhere Else (1993)
Keyboard player for this ground-breaking band, together with Gito Baloi (bass), George Sunday (guitar) and Gaston Goliath (drums).
 
VIVID (1992)
Electro-acoustic music for this dance work, choreographer Jeannette Ginslov, director Andrew Buckland, sponsored by the Market Theatre Laboratory.
 
Caucasian Chalk Circle (1991)
Composed electro-acoustic music for this Market Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht's play, directed by Gerrit Schoonhoven. It was performed on the Main Festival at the Grahamstown Arts Festival, and at the Market Theatre.
 
Pelmama Academy, Soweto (1991 - 1992)
Lecturer in 1991 and Acting Subject Head of Music during 1992. Taught piano, history and theory of music, aural training; responsible for the administration of the Music Department during 1992.
 
Piano Recital (October 1991)
Bach Fantasia con Fuga BWV 944
Beethoven Sonata Nr 31 Op 110
Mendelssohn 17 Variations Serieuses Op 54
Prokofiev Tocatta Op 11
 
Policy in Favour of Protection (1990)
Composed electro-acoustic music for this dance work, choreographed by Jeannette Ginslov for the PACT Dance Company season.
 
Say a prayer for me (1990)
I played live electronic music for this production of Steven Berkoff's play, directed by Matthew Krause, for the Grahamstown Arts Festival.
 
Wits Choir (1987 - 1991)
Bass voice under the following conductors: Robin Walton, Richard Cock, Colin Yorke and Willem Vogel.