- Jason Kaminski
- Born: 1969
Born New Plymouth, New Zealand, 8 May 1969. Composition studies in New Zealand with John Cousins and Jack Body and in Moscow with Edison Denisov. Competed in New Zealand and World Championship Scottish highland bagpipe competitions, with 4th place in World Championship competition and many New Zealand titles. Former Mozart Fellow. Completed a PhD thesis on the history of Russian bells and bell-ringing under the supervision of Noel Sanders in 2007.
Works include orchestral music, chamber music, solo instrumental music, and a work of music theatre, often based on poetic and ‘mystical’ texts. Current work is mainly improvised and involves composition of original texts. Recent activities include study and research of Piobaireachd (classical bagpipe) music, and collecting recordings of natural sound environments.
Currently living in Melbourne.Source: Jason Kaminski, July 2007