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 West Fork New Music Festival, The Walden School, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and conferences of the Society of Composers Inc. Current and recent projects include One Day As A Thousand Years for piano and electronics with pianist Kari Johnson; Rockingsong for voice and electronics written for mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen’s Sleep Songs recording project; and Monument III: Charleston, Summer of 2015 for wind ensemble and electronics, commissioned by Danh Pham for the WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He is also composing a suite of works for fixed-media electronics for release on Irritable Hedgehog music.
Scott teaches composition, music theory, and electronic music at Washington State University. 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.