There are three “states” in this piece: (1) where sound and image are aligned, (2) where sound is filtered in just intervals, and (3) where sound aligns with the resonances of driftwood. Image remains unprocessed, as a contrast to any and all sonic transformations.
Through constant flux, these states are revealed to be artificial. Even in the presumed stasis of these states, there is change, movement, and duration, opening the present towards eternity.
Jeremy Wei Rosenstock is a composer and pianist based in Los Angeles, California. His principal teachers and mentors include Michael Pisaro, Wolfgang Von Schweinitz, Tim Feeney, Clay Chaplin, Jonathan Dettling, Stan Link, Michael Slayton, Michael Alec Rose, Craig Nies, and Gabriela Lena Frank. As a composer, Jeremy has studied with Carola Bauckholt, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Sergio Cote, Dan Trueman, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Andrea Mazzariello, Suzanne Farrin, Gabriela Lena Frank, David Conte, and Benjamin Boyle.
Jeremy has participated in numerous music festivals, including the International Composition Institute of Thailand (2021), where his piece for trombone, tuba, and percussion was premiered by the Tacet(i) Ensemble, Festival Mixtur (2021), International Contemporary Ensemble’s Ensemble Evolution (2021), the Westben Performer-Composer Residency (2021), where he co-facilitated the workshop “Playing with Objects, Connecting with Place,” Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music’s Flute Masterclass (2021), where he worked with Frank as well as flutist Nathalie Joachim, So Percussion Summer Institute (2019), where his quartet was read and recorded by So Percussion, Cortona Sessions for New Music (2017-2020), where his piece for soprano and violin was premiered by Duo Cortona in the summer of 2020, and Stanford University’s CCRMA Summer Workshops (2017-2018, 2020).
As an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, Jeremy co-founded the Eschaton Ensemble, a student-run chamber group dedicated to the performance of new music. The group received an ensemble fellowship at the 2018 Cortona Sessions, premiering works by living composers (including his own) on piano and laptop. He was selected as a Semi-Finalist in 2019 for the Fulbright Program in Music Composition.
Jeremy received his MFA in Music Composition and Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts. His artistic interests include the integration of natural objects into chamber music, field recording, feedback systems, and just intonation. He is currently a Composer Fellow at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, where he is composing a piece for flutist Nathalie Joachim, harpist Charles Overton, and percussionist Haruka Fujii. His album Abalone and after will be released on People Places Records in the Spring of 2022.