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Clarinetist, composer, and producer Jeremiah Cymerman discusses his approach using his concepts about sound engineering to integrate composition and improvisation. He discusses the development of his concept of recording studio engineering as a compositional device when creating his Tzadik release “In Memory of the Labyrinth System” (see also his recent article in Tape Op), and talks about solo improvisation, and his recent Jerome Foundation commission, premiered at Roulette in 2010 and featured on his recent release”Under a Blue Grey Sky” (Porter Records).  Duo improvisations feature Cymerman on clarinet and host James Ilgenfritz on double bass and electric bass guitar.

Jeremiah Cymerman (pronounced simmer-man) is a composer and clarinetist based in New York City since 2002. He has been active in a wide variety of musical contexts and has been honored to present his work in some of New York City’s most highly regarded venues for avant-garde and experimental music including Roulette, The Stone, Issue Project Room, Anthology Film Archives, and Washington Square Church. Described by Time Out New York as “one of downtown’s most inventive and resourceful composer-performers” Cymerman has worked with a broad range of contemporary artists including Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Jandek, Ned Rothenberg, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, Peter Evans, Jessica Pavone, Toby Driver, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Trevor Dunn, Anthony Coleman, Nate Wooley, Mary Halvorson, and Matthew Welch, among many others.

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