From an early age I knew that music, and more specifically composition, provided an ideal outlet for my creative expression. I began playing piano around the age of four and still remember “composing” short melodies that I would perform for my family. To this day, I still feel a sense of wonder whenever a new piece is performed; however, my philosophy concerning the direction of acoustic music composition has changed significantly, in that I believe traditional models of creation and presentation have to be challenged and modified for the art form to persist in the future.
The work I do with Harmonic Laboratory promotes this philosophy by exploring various disciplines and determining how they can be combined with my creative approach. Some examples of this include using speech rhythms to derive rhythmic motives, translating scientific models and concepts into musical forms and textures, and observing natural phenomena to create melodic motives. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, Harmonic Laboratory creates musical, choreographic, and visual experiences that are unlike those found in traditional concert settings and galleries and that create new audiences for emerging art forms.
Jeremy is a co-founder of Harmonic Laboratory who has presented compositional work internationally and collaborated with numerous contemporary musical artists, including RJD2, Quixotic, Odjbox, Beats Antique, Medium Troy and Troyboi. He is also the conductor and arranger for the Bohemian Dub Orchestra, a collaborative classical ensemble based out of Eugene, OR. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the non-profit organization Integrated Arts and is a board member of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene. Jeremy received his PhD in Music Composition and Theory and MM in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon.