I grew up in New Jersey (the best state) and currently live in Somerville, MA (the best city). I like to make music, improvise, help run arts organizations, teach, perform, and write words. I’m lucky enough to be able to frequently do all of these things (sometimes simultaneously!).
Here’s a formal third-person bio:
Jeremy Rapaport-Stein is a Boston-based composer and performer whose work explores time, visual art and gesture, improvisation, voice, and euphoria. Jeremy’s work has been performed by many leading new music interpreters, including PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Zentripedal Duo, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Orchestra 2001, Duo Cortona, Guerilla Opera, the Lydian String Quartet, Fear No Music, Modern Brass Initiative, Sound Icon, and Sō Percussion, as well as individual members of JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire, ekmeles, Talea Ensemble, and Eighth Blackbird. His work has been presented as part of Philly Composers’ Ink, the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, Yarn/Wire Institute, CollisionSeries, ACO’s SONiC Festival, New Music Brandeis, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Student Music Conference, Cortona Sessions for New Music, New Music on the Point, Yellow Barn, California Summer Music, the Brandeis Festival of the Creative Arts, the Oregon Bach Festival, Composers Concordance, 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 currently serves as Artistic Administrator for Juventas New Music Ensemble and co-director of New Music Brandeis. Recent and ongoing creative projects include new works for the Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston Sculptors Gallery. A native of New Jersey, Jeremy holds a BA from Swarthmore College and is currently a PhD student in music theory and composition at Brandeis University, where he serves as a teaching fellow in the music department. For more information, visit jeremyrapaportstein.com
Here’s a more enigmatic, shorter third-person bio:
Jeremy Rapaport-Stein is a creative artist who likes to make ethical, peculiar objects with sounds, words, and gestures. He has been doing so for the past nineteen years and hopes to continue to do so for nearly as long as he is able.