Jeremy Mayall is a Composer/Producer/Performer originally from Hamilton, NZ. He likes to refer to himself as a “Creative Collaborator” and was the Mozart Fellow (composer-in-residence) at Otago University for 2014-2015.
His most recent work has been focussed on the exploration multimedia, multisensory, interdisciplinary projects. Various collaborations have included musicians, dancers, poets, silks performers, theatre practitioners, scientists, perfumers, bakers, authors, sculptors, filmmakers, pyrotechnicians, lighting designers and visual artists.
He recently completed his PhD in Music Composition exploring cross genre hybridity, and was awarded a Doctoral Scholarship to pursue this. Jeremy currently has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – majoring in Music, and a Masters of Music (First Class Honours), majoring in composition from the University of Waikato. He has received a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship for all postgraduate study, was awarded ‘Creative/Performing Arts Person of the Year’ for 2005 and 2011 at the University Blues Awards, and the inaugural winner of the ‘Sir Edmund Hillary Medal’.
He regularly works in a range of musical genres (and in-between them) as both composer and performer. Jeremy is interested in writing for odd combinations of sounds, particularly fusing pre-recorded sound with live performance, and has most recently been exploring the world of cross-genre hybridity. His Symphony No.1 for orchestra and turntables is the first orchestral symphony to feature turntablism as a part of its composition, and the piece has received numerous readings and performances by orchestras around NZ.
Jeremy also works regularly as a performer, mostly specialising in live electronic sound manipulation and synthesizers. He has been a featured soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He also performs regularly with various New Zealand Chamber Musicians, including violist Adam Maha, soprano Julia Booth and world expert on Taonga Puoro Richard Nunns.
As well as working as a teacher/lecturer in music, he has worked as a youth mentor and also works regularly as a sound engineer, recording technician and music editor for film, TV and theatre productions. He has independently released a number of albums (available at http://jeremymayall.bandcamp.com )