Jeremy Rapaport-Stein is a Boston-based composer whose work plays with the perception of time, visual art and gesture, improvisation, voice, and euphoria. Jeremy’s music has been performed by many wonderful new music interpreters, including PRISM Saxophone Quartet, ~Nois, Yarn/Wire, Zentripedal Duo, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Orchestra 2001, Duo Cortona, Guerilla Opera, the Lydian String Quartet, Fear No Music, Sound Icon, Ludovico Ensemble, loadbang, SPLICE Ensemble, Quatuor Bozzini, Iktus Percussion, Cisum Percussion, and Sō Percussion. His work has been presented and/or supported by Philly Composers’ Ink, the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, CollisionSeries, ACO’s SONiC Festival, New Music Brandeis, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Student Music Conference, the National Student Electronic Music Event, Yellow Barn, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, the University of Iowa Center for New Music, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Brandeis Festival of the Creative Arts, the Oregon Bach Festival, Composers Concordance, Boston New Music Initiative, Association for the Promotion of New Music, Chicago Composers Consortium, and WQXR’s new music channel Q2.
Jeremy is an active member of the vibrant Boston new music community, enjoying frequent collaboration with local musicians and arts organizations. He has worked as an administrator for Ellipsis Trio, as managing director of Juventas New Music Ensemble, and co-director of New Music Brandeis. Current and upcoming creative projects include new works for Guerilla Opera, line upon line, and Departure Duo. A native of New Jersey, Jeremy holds a BA from Swarthmore College and is currently a PhD student at Brandeis University, where he researches contemporary music and teaches in the music and undergraduate writing departments. Prior teachers include Erin Gee, David Rakowski, Yu-Hui Chang, Eric Chasalow, and Gerald Levinson.