Massachusetts native Jason Belcher is a composer and performer who trained at The New England Conservatory in Boston. His work deals with varying degrees of performer agency, and has taken shape in a variety of forms and musical settings. Jason is currently working towards a PhD in Music Theory and Composition at the University of Pittsburgh. The collection Karaoke Symphonies, his literary debut, was released by The Bodily Press in February 2017.Described as “Music for no one,” Karaoke Symphonies contains a selection of short works that were the result of the fall 2016 graduate poetry workshop at the University of Pittsburgh. These works originated largely as exercises in memory, verbal conveyance of sound, and in most cases an invitation for the potential reader to explore contents of a page in a number of ways – reordering them, or sounding them out for as long as they wish. Jason’s new chapbook Nine Hours will be released very soon, on The Bodily Press.