Jason Paul Hayward is a composer/multi-instrumentalist/performer in a variety of music genres. He writes original pieces across the musical spectrum and delivers them through different media, whether live performances, art installations, recordings, or film and TV.
With academic and independent training and extensive compositional experience, Jason writes music for a number of outlets. In addition to short film projects with different directors, he composed original music for the CBC documentary The Needle and the Damage Undone. He has also written for a number of new music ensembles and solo artists across Canada.
Jason writes, produces, and performs studio EDM music as Spinoza Gambit. Dance music was his first love and today he combines elements from various genres for an alternative electronic sound explosion. His album Wayward & Upward is available around the world from Amazon, iTunes, and the other usual suspects.
As a side project, Jason has delivered singer-songwriter pieces that move the heart or the feet, and sometimes both. Songs like “Set in Stone,” “The Road Ahead,” “Stolen Youth,” and “Spring Break” off the 2012 album What I See have been pulling in fans from around the world.
A Life in the Days of Mary
Film (short) by Frank Barry Composer
The Needle and the Damage Undone
Film by CBC/Mad Mummer Media/Mark Hoffe (Documentary) Composer
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby)
Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's)