Jason Wright is a Wellington-based composer and sound artist working across dance, theatre, film and installation. A graduate of the New Zealand School of music, Jason holds a Master of Music in Sonic Arts and Composition.
Creator and curator of the Low Noise Exhibition series, Parliament 2013, Toi Poneke 2015; these group shows also featured his latest sound works Installation for Inward and Outward Facing Speaker Cones and Black Series. Some of his other recent sound installation work includes, Jukebox at the Adam Art Gallery 2011; Interview with Mute, Matchbox Gallery 2012; a collaborative installation When Bertha Sings, Nyco Chocolate factory 2013; Black Series II, The Auricle 2015 and sound design for Muscle Mouth’s multi-media installations Tiger and Another Garden at Enjoy Gallery 2015.
Working with dance, Jason has composed music for Manu Reynaud’s debut work, Strive, Footnote Taster Series 2013; Claire O’Neil’s Just Bet/ween Us, Choreo-co 2015. As well as composing, he performed in Luke Hanna’s debut duo eye, produced by Brothers & Sisters Collective, featuring in the Fringe Festival and Tempo Dance Festival 2014.
A key collaborator with choreographer Ross McCormack, Jason created the music for SEX, Footnote Dance 2012; Rahui, Unitec Dance Showcase 2012; Area, Unitec Dance Showcase 2015, Visions of Salome, M1 Contact Dance Festival Singapore 2015 and Preface: Homage to a Risk, NZSD 2015.
As a part of dance-theatre company Muscle Mouth, Jason produced scores for AGE, New Zealand Festival 2014, their acclaimed production Triumphs and Other Alternatives, 2015 and The Weight of Force which premiered in the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2016.
Latest work includes scores for Shu’s Song by Capital E National Theatre for Children, 2016 and Versions of Allah by Ohokomo productions, Kia Mau festival, 2016.
Upcoming work includes scores for The Fence by Brothers & Sisters Collective, Matter for the New Zealand Dance Company, and a new solo exhibition entitled an Artifact of Mass.