Jeremy Wexler is a musician from Long Island, NY. Studying the drum set from a very young age, Jeremy cites his deep immersion in rhythm, gesture, and timbres of non-pitched percussion instruments in his formative years as a strong influence on his current musical explorations. This has been the central basis of Jeremy's compositions lately, which feature complex timbres, computer-based sonic analyses, microtonality, and the derivation of musical content based on various aspects of the drumset. He aims to create music that sounds naturally visceral and gestural, rigorously structured, and encompasses a wide emotional landscape.

Research interests: Composing for acoustic and electronic instruments, drum set performance, music pedagogy, studio recording, spectral analysis, analogue/modular synthesis, inharmonicity, non-pitched percussion, microtonality, alternative tuning systems. 

Festivals: 

  • IDEA (Bobbio, IT).
  • ilSuono (Città di Castello, IT).
  • Nief-Norf (Knoxville, TN).
  • Wintergreen Academy (Charlottesville, VA).

Education: 

  • UC Berkeley: PhD (In progress), MA in Music Composition (2017).
  • SUNY Purchase: MM in Music Composition (2015), BM in Music Composition (2013).

Recent Works: 

  • Sea of Ferns, for mixed octet and electronics (in progress).
  • December, for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello (2017, for the Divertimento Ensemble).
  • Mellarium #1, for string quartet (2017, premiered by MIVOS).
  • Agitato etereo, for tenor sax, bass clarinet, percussion, and piano (2016, rev. 2017 for the ECO Ensemble). 
  • Gyre, for two violins (2015).
  • for James Tenney for violin, viola, cello, and contrabass in microtonal scordatura (2014, rev. 2016).