Jeremy is a composer, arranger, educator and performer working with a range of collaborators across various genres.

Jeremy works collaboratively across art forms such as dance and physical theatre, creating compositions and arrangements for live acoustic instruments as well as electronic soundtracks. He specialises in creating differentiated parts to enable musicians of any ability to access making music together. Previous clients include City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraBirmingham Contemporary Music Group; and The People’s Orchestra.

Jeremy is Teaching Fellow in Professional Development and Outreach at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is also Project Manager and Orchestral director for In Harmony Telford & Stoke.

As an educator, Jeremy is passionate about widening participation and access to music education alongside teaching the next generation of professional musicians to become socially aware, community-focused music educators.

Jeremy has delivered a creative music workshops for a range of clients including The Barber Institute of Fine Arts; City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraBirmingham Contemporary Music Group; In Harmony Telford & Stoke; English Heritage; Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust; and Elgar Birthplace Museum.


Projects

Time Travel Tram

Recent work includes Time Travel Tram for the Commonwealth Games B2022 Festival. This electronic piece is part of an immersive 3D experience and uses heritage stories from the midlands captured in interviews with former and current factory workers.

Pomelo: Jon1st collaboration

Collaborated with DJ Jon1st to create an orchestral arrangement of one of his tracks ‘Pomelo‘. Performed live with Jon1st and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire LEAP Ensemble at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.

Your Love Lifts Me Up community chorus

Co-arranged this Commonwealth Games Community Chorus with British Sign Language and featured on piano in the recording.

Max Gittings: The Ash Tree in the Wild Garden

Arrangement for LEAP Youth Ensemble of 45 young musicians from around the country plus Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s LEAP Ensemble

Echo Eternal Horizons Festival: Horizons 2021

Commission for Piano and String Trio

George Ezra: Shotgun

Arrangement for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s LEAP Ensemble with music staff from Sheffield Music Hub

Billie Eilish: bad guy

Arrangement for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s LEAP Ensemble

Echo Eternal ‘Horizons’, CORE Education Trust 2020

Original work We Begin Again (starts at 26’50”)

For more information about the Echo Eternal project visit https://echoeternal.uk/

CORE-US Diamonds lockdown project

Backing track, strings arrangement and audio editing/production.

Recorded on mobile phones during 2020 lockdown.

The Story Tree with In Harmony Telford & Stoke

This brilliant 40 minute show was written, devised, composed and designed by children at Old Park Primary School in Telford who are part of the In Harmony Telford & Stoke programme. Every child in the school was involved in creating the show. I arranged the music and conducted the 450 strong orchestra for the live show.

Works for dance

The Reason I Jump

Original electronic soundtrack for contemporary dance choreographed by Suzannah McCreight

The Selfish Giant

Original electronic soundtrack for contemporary dance piece for family audiences, commissioned by Springs Dance Company

Arrangements for The People’s Orchestra

Diggy Diggy Hole!
Dvorak’s New World Symphony

other works

Works for acoustic instruments/ensembles
Molecular Mimicry

Original piece for young performers, commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as part of their Resolution project.

Blasting into Space

Original song written for Year 2 children (age 6-7) to celebrate astronaut Tim Peake’s space trip.

Contact

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Alternatively:

– tweet: @jeremyclaymusic

– email: jeremyclaymusic@gmail.com

– phone: 0784 669 2919