Jeremy Wexler is a musician from Long Island, NY currently residing in the Kraków, Poland. Studying the drum set from a 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, which feature complex timbres, improvisation, microtonality, and the derivation of musical content based on various aspects of the drum set. Working in acoustic and electroacoustic mediums, he aims to create visceral music that encompasses a wide emotive landscape.

Jeremy is a recipient of an ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission (2nd prize, '21), the Nicola De Lorenzo Prize ('16, '19), and a Fulbright Research Award to study electroacoustic composition at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music ('21). His music has been featured at the Novalis Festival (Croatia), Audio Art Festival (Poland), the Spektrum Conference (Poland), SEAMUS (USA), N_SEME (USA), the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, and has been premiered by many visionary performers and ensembles around the world, including the Ukho Ensemble, Proton Bern, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, players of the Nief-Norf Summer Festival and Wintergreen Academy, ECO Ensemble, Haegeumist Sooyeon Lyuh, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae, and the Purchase New Music Ensemble. Jeremy also performs as a percussionist, a conductor, and has previously toured the U.S. as a rock drummer.

With a longstanding passion for music education, Jeremy was a freelance percussion instructor and arranger who often traveled with various scholastic music ensembles to see his students perform. While maintaining a studio of private students, he taught solfege courses and composition lessons as a graduate student at SUNY Purchase College. He currently teaches music theory at the University of California, Berkeley where he is a PhD candidate in composition. Jeremy has studied composition with Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Myra Melford, Marek Chołoniewski, Du Yun, Huang Ruo, and Suzanne Farrin.

Areas of interest: 

Acoustic, electroacoustic, and purely electronic music in a multitude of styles, drum set and percussion performance, improvisation, music pedagogy, audio technology (primarily microphones, synthesizers, and software), cinematic sound design and foley, unusual microtonal temperaments.

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