Jason Todd Shannon is an American musician, mandolinist, composer and orchestrator from Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in original music for film, television, video games, advertising and digital media. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Master Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration. He also studied at the Ali Akbar College of Music under five-time Grammy Award®-nominated composer and MacArthur Fellowship and National Heritage Fellowship recipient Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He currently studies musical performance under virtuoso mandolinist/violinist Evan J. Marshall. Jason is a General Partner and Owner of Tunewelder Music Group (www.tunewelders.com), a boutique audio and music production company that specializes in commercial music production.
New Work: Life on Earth
The first single (and video) from the forthcoming album The Worn Out Air is called Life on Earth. It is a massive composition that features analog and digital synthesizers, mellotron, mandolin, sitar, celesta, harp, organ, tabla, drums, bass, string quintet, taiko drums, timpani, full orchestral string and brass ensembles and a soprano choir. The video for Life on Earth was created by Prix Ars Electronica®-winning video artist Glenn Marshall who created the accompanying generative art in this video using only mathematics and code using something called Processing language. The stunning organic texture and fluid motion of the visuals were inspiration for the music, which uses a similar generative approach with modular sequences that grow and expand and serve as the foundation of the piece.