Downtown Collaborations (Special Podcast)


Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly get around.   Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few.  On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer.  There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.

He’s just launched a new band, Zammuto, whose music features tightly integrated video projection, synched rhythmically with the tunes.  Listen to Zammuto’s pieces written for violinist Todd Reynolds and cellist Zach Miskin, music from the Books, and possibly a sample of the forthcoming Zammuto record. This is all in advance of Treuting and Zammuto’s upcoming collaboration of laser-and video based music, (and spelling bee!) which will be part of next week’s joint New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival event, on Thursday Feb. 23rd at Merkin Hall.  

PROGRAM # 3303, (First aired on 2/16/2012)                                                





So Percussion & Matmos

Treasure State

Aluminum [7:03]

Cantaloupe Music 21065

The Books

2007 BoaC Marathon

The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice [5:05]

This performance not commercially available.  The work appears on The Books record  “The Lemon of Pink,” available at,, and iTunes.

Todd Reynolds


Zammuto: Fast Pasture

Innova 741

So Percussion and Trollstilt

Five and A Half Gardens

Matisse’s Garden Lesson [8:28]

DVD Shhh Productions 1
Available at iTunes, OR

Zach Miskin

For your safety

Nick Zammuto: But I grabbed a branch [3:24]

Naïve V5175 or Download from

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang On A Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert, Merkin Hall, February 10, 2011

O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind [14:03]

This performance not commercially available.

Orchestra of the League of Composers


Recorded at Columbia’s Miller Theatre, June 7, 2010

Jason Treuting: Oblique Music for Four Plus [11:45]

This performance not commercially available.