Scott Blasco is a composer and performer with a passion for collaboration and interactivity. In his work he seeks a juxtaposition of simplicity and complexity, exploring systems that allow for very long time-scales with minimal repetition, with an emphasis on surface consistency. His work includes electronic sound, acoustic concert music, and collaborative intermedia installation works using custom electronic interfaces for viewer interaction.
Scott’s music has recently been performed at The Walden School, Electronic Music Midwest, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and in the Kansas City Art Institute’s ArtSounds concert series. Current and recent projects include One Day As A Thousand Years for piano and computer with pianist Kari Johnson; a song cycle on Emily Dickinson texts for voice, percussion, and computer with tenor Brian Carter; and Monument III: Charleston, Summer of 2015 for wind ensemble and electronics, commissioned by Danh Pham for the WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Scott teaches composition, music theory, and electronic music at Washington State University, and is a founding member of the Kansas City-area electroacoustic new music ensemble The Digital Honkbox Revival. He holds degrees in music from Western Michigan University and Calvin College, in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied theology and the arts, and a doctorate in music composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.