Jason Erskine came to the New Zealand School of Music in 2008 to study a BMus in Composition - Sonic Arts, along the way he discovered the Javanese and Balinese gamelan ensembles of which he is now a regular fixture. Under the guidance of Ajay Kapur, his output includes instrumental composition with live electronics, installation work, and custom user interface design.
With a strong background in popular music he currently works as a freelance mix engineer on a wide array of musical genres.
Jason was awarded a Lilburn Trust Composition Award (first prize co-winner) in 2010 from the NZSM with his collaborative partner Bridget Johnson for their work Yamato Damashii / Gendru wo. He was also awarded a performance prize.
Bridget and Jason also won the judges prize at the 2011 Australasian Computer Music Conference Young Composers competition.
(Updated November 2011)