Jake Schlaerth is an active composer, performer, and artist. He has a particular interest in melding the world of live performance and animation. His work has been played in venues such as National Sawdust and used in film by 20th Century Fox. In addition to his work with computer music and his experiments with built instruments, Jake studied the glass armonica with Dean Shostak as the recipient of the Colonel Robert B. Craig and Charlotte M. Craig Glass Armonica Fellowship.
Jake has worked closely with Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders on the soundtrack for the award-winning Wolverine film Logan. Jake has played the armonica with artists such as MacArthur genius Basil Twist and Doomtree’s Dessa.
Jake has performed around the U.S. as a founding member of Triangulus. Focused on inventing, building, and performing on unusual instruments, the group has played with artists such as Third Coast Percussion, Elliot Cole, and Square Peg Round Hole.
Jake has received undergraduate degrees in both percussion performance and music composition from Ohio University, where he studied under Roger Braun and Mark Phillips. He is also a recent Master of Music recipient from Rutgers University, where he studied glass armonica and percussion.