Born: May 4, 1980 Primary Instrument: Clarinet
Jeremiah Cymerman (pronounced SIMMER-MAN) is a composer and clarinetist based in Brooklyn, New York. He was born May 4th, 1980 in log cabin in North Georgia. Since 2002 Cymerman 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 The Stone, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Anthology Film Archives, Washington Square Church, and The Tank, among many others. Described by Time Out New York as one of downtown's most inventive and resourceful composer-performers Cymerman has performed with a wide range of contemporary artists including Jessica Pavone, Otomo Yoshihide, Jandek, Ned Rothenberg, Ikue Mori, John Zorn, Toby Driver, Lawrence D. Butch Morris, Sylvie Courvoisier, Trevor Dunn, Walter Thompson, Nate Wooley, Mary Halvorson, and Matthew Welch, among many others.
With a foot deeply rooted in the avant-garde tradition of downtown New York and an interest in exploring new methods for clarinet performance, Cymerman has developed a highly personal language of extended clarinet techniques which are often augmented by a customized analog electronics set-up. After several self-released hand-made cd's, in February 2007 Cymerman released his first album as a leader, Big Exploitation, on Solponticello Records, a record that found him in the role of conductor of a 13 piece improvising big band. The album found its way to regular rotation on college and jazz radio stations nation-wide. In April of 2008 Tzadik Records will release his newest cd, In Memory of the Labyrinth System, a series compositions for solo clarinet and computer processing.