QuarkChaser Music is the work of Jason Siren, a Portland, Oregon based guitarist, composer, and electronic music producer.
Originally from New Orleans, LA, Jason started playing music at a very early age, and has always been interested in and creating progressive and cutting edge music. As a teenager in the 1990's his band was part of the New Orleans Death Metal scene that spawned such notable acts as Soilent Green, Flesh Parade, and Acid Bath. In 1998, He recorded an album for Confusion Records with the Bay Area thash metal band Punisher, and performed with the band at the 1998 Milwaukee Metalfest. Since that time Jason has been putting his efforts into music composition, recording and sound design.
In 2010 Jason formed the QuarkChaser live band unit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He found great musicians around the area from such bands as Octaveleven, Cassovita, Drought, and The Things That Are Heard and brought his own progressive fusion jazz-metal compositions to the table. The band enjoyed notoriety around town for being an innovative and avant-garde musical act.
In 2011 Jason was comissioned by Relative Good Productions in Santa Fe to compose the score for the one-woman stage play "Frida: La Mujer (Tree of Hope)" Directed by Kieran Sequoia, starring Karen Paramanandam as Frida Kahlo. The play was part of a 2011 conference and program series entitled "Mining The Unconscious".
Jason has numerous collaborations with Shreveport, LA musician and performance artist Ian Quiet and appears as an electronic composer on 3 of his studio releases.
Since moving to Portland in 2012, Jason has been working on sharpening his music production skills and creating ever more engaging and intriguing electronic compositions in the process. In the Summer of 2015 he received certification in Audio recording and Digital Music production from the Oregon Music Technology School at Portland State University.