Jeremy Wexler is a composer and drummer from New York, USA currently residing in Kraków, Poland. With a background in rock, electronic, and classical music, Jeremy’s compositions draw from an eclectic range of influences including spectral music, impressionism, sonorism, jazz, drum ’n bass, and cinematic sound design. He aims to create vividly colorful music that encompasses a vast emotive landscape within acoustic and electroacoustic mediums.

Jeremy’s works have been broadcast on Croatian and Luxembourgian radio, and have been featured at the 34th Kraków International Composers Festival, SEAMUS (’22, ’21), NSEME, NYCEMF, Strefa 222/422/522, Audio Art Festival, and the Spektrum Conference. Jeremy is a recipient of an ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission (2nd prize, '21), a Festival Novalis Commission (Barrage, 2021), the Nicola De Lorenzo Prize ('16, '19), a Fulbright Student Research Award to study electroacoustic composition at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music ('21- ‘22), and a Kosciuszko Foundation Research Fellowship ('22-'23). His music has been premiered by renowned ensembles such as the Novalis Trio, Ukho Ensemble, Proton Bern, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, and the ECO Ensemble. Jeremy has performed in and conducted world premieres by many of his colleagues and has toured the USA as a drummer in a rock band.

With a longstanding passion for music education, Jeremy has been a freelance percussion instructor and arranger who often travels with various scholastic music ensembles to see his students perform. He has taught solfege courses and composition lessons as a graduate student at SUNY Purchase College while maintaining a studio of private students. Jeremy is completing his PhD in composition at the University of California, Berkeley where he also teaches music theory.

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 tuning systems.

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