Sound Designer, Jason Wright has scooped a nomination for Best Composer of Music for Shu’s Song at the Wellington Theatre Awards, and we’re pretty stoked for him!
Here are some pretty snazzy things people said about his work:
“The other highlight of the show for me was the soundscapes. Designed by Jason Wright, they were completely in sync with the physical elements of the show. As with the rest of the show, there was some great humour as well as moments of tenderness.”- Kiwi Families
“Abetted by composer Jason Wright’s soundscape – is nevertheless capable of conveying that Shu is fascinated, nervous, delighted, scared, excited, sad or happy.”- Theatreview
“My nearly 4year old daughter was dancing (literally) in the aisle with excitement, enjoyment in the last 10-15mins of the show.” – Mumma of a very excited attendee
Over 11,800 people have come to see and hear the delightfulness that is Shu. Awesome work Jason! We’re so excited to see your work acknowledged and celebrated. Plus, you can come and check out his awesome work in the 2017 National Arts Festival!
A bit more about Jason:
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 as well as Muscle Mouth’s latest acclaimed production Triumphs and Other Alternatives, 2015. Upcoming work includes scores for Shu’s Song by by Capital E National Theatre for Children and Muscle Mouth production The Weight of Force premiering in the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2016.