Episode #3303

Downtown Collaborations

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -along with his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly gets 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. 

His latest project, Zammuto, features tightly integrated video projection, synched rhythmically with the tunes.  Listen to Zammuto’s pieces written for violinist Todd Reynolds and cellist Zach Miskin, along with music from the Books.  

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 [4:49]

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.


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