Jason Cullimore doesn't limit himself to one genre or style. His first two albums of electronica and pop music have featured tracks that have placed in the top ranks of major songwriting contests, yet he also writes gripping classical music that has been performed by Canadian symphony orchestras and featured in award-winning scores to numerous films and television series.
Jason grew up and continues to work in Regina, Saskatchewan, deep in the Canadian prairie. Because the vibrant artistic community in his hometown needs so many different types of music, Jason has been called upon to fill almost every role that a composer can fill: from helping to organize day-long arts events and the artist program of the 2005 Canada Summer Games to writing scores for TV shows seen in dozens of countries. His instrumental music has been recognized in the John Lennon, USA and Unisong songwriting contests, where he has won finalist, top-ten, and grand prizes for his electronic, instrumental, jazz and classical music. He is also a Gemini nominee (the Gemini is Canada's Emmy) for his contributions to the score of the TV series 2030 CE, and he has won provincial awards for his film scores.
Jason's uniquely diverse style comes from the fact that he is unafraid to try new things with his music. As such, his classical music has a cinematic scope and his electronica mixes symphonic themes with pulsating rhythms. Jason mixes styles because he is always trying to create an innovative, compelling sound for his music and he is never afraid to take on a new artistic or commercial challenge. He has worked with artists, choreographers, directors, producers and other musicians, and he thrives on collaborations based on new, exciting ideas. He writes evocative live music and authentic sounding mock-ups due to his mastery of his computer based studio, using skills that he has developed since his youth when he wrote his first original music on his now-ancient Commodore 64. Today he has a multi-computer rig with the latest in hardware and software instruments, and he is developing a career scoring great films, writing exciting electronic music and pushing the boundaries of artistic concert music.
For more information about Jason, check out his web site at http://www.jasoncullimore.com
Jason Cullimore: Samplers, Keyboards. His studio includes major orchestral, world music, drum and vocal sample libraries, a large number of software synthesizers, and sequencing, pro audio and notation software.
- "Strange Dreams" (Released March 2010, contains award-winning electronic and ambient music)
- "Epochs" (Released November 2011, a symphonic suite inspired by the development of life on Earth)
- 2011 - Awarded a Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant to compose "Epochs" for Regina's Village Orchestra and a CD release. "Epochs" is a half-hour long symphonic work with movements inspired by evolution of life and human culture, starting with a musical evocation of the formation of the Earth and moving through such occurrences as the beginning of life, the dinosaurs, and the development of humans.
- Featured in the Victoria Symphony's Reel Music concert, where his score to part of Buster Keaton's action-comedy film "Steamboat Bill Jr." was performed by the orchestra in sync with a projection of the film.
- Classical compositions were featured in six New Music concerts (2001 - 2008), organized by the Regina Symphony and the University of Regina. Jason was organizer and composer in residence for the University of Regina New Music Festival (2009)
- Arranged hip-hop music for orchestra as part of the Mythology project, a concert presentation featuring Regina's Villiage Orchestra accompanying the rapper Myth Rhythm
- Staged a performance of original suite called "Constellations" (written by Jason Cullimore and Jonathan Dyck) for the funk band Lazerblade plus horns and string quartet (2007)
- Composed and Recorded "In Translation" - Jazz/Classical Suite (2005 to 2006)
- Composed and Recorded "Trade Winds" - Jazz/World Music Suite (2003 to 2004)
- Composed "Titanic Suite" - A musical backdrop for a travelling science center exhibit about the Titanic visited by over two million people (2001)