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A native of Louisville, KY, Jeremy Podgursky’s music has been featured in venues and festivals in the United States, Europe and Japan. His compositions have been performed, premiered, and read by groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Present Music, Square Peg Round Hole, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Inscape, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, Holographic, Peabody Modern Orchestra, and NewEar New Music Ensemble. Some of his awards and honors come from the American Academy Of Arts And Letters,Fromm Music Foundation Commission, Copland House Residency Award, Indiana University JSoM Dean’s Prize, Finale/American Composers Forum/Eighth Blackbird, Mizzou New Music Festival, American Composers Orchestra/Earshot, Northridge Prize For Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, and 1st place in the National SCI/ASCAP Commissioning Competition.

Jeremy received his B.M. and M.M. in music composition and piano from the University of Louisville. He taught music theory/aural skills and private composition lessons at the University of Louisville, and created and taught multiple after-school composition programs in Louisville-area public high schools. Currently located in Bloomington, IN, Jeremy recently completed a Jacobs School of Music Doctoral Fellowship (D.M.) at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he was an Associate Instructor in the Music Composition department. He is now serving as an adjunct faculty member in the composition department at IU-JSoM and is composer-in-residence at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT.

Along with composer Ryan Chase and conductor Ben Bolter, Jeremy is the co-founder of a new music project in Bloomington, IN called HOLOGRAPHIC. The project draws from a pool of the JSoM’s finest performers, with concerts held in alternative venues. Jeremy was the founder/singer/songwriter/guitarist of the psychedelic/indie rock band THE PENNIES. Having shared the stages with the likes of My Morning Jacket, Mike Watt, The Grifters, Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, and the Apples in Stereo, THE PENNIES entertained audiences all over the U.S. and Europe. Music by THE PENNIES has been featured in episodes of the show SHAMELESS, starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, on the SHOWTIME network.


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2016

• LUCIDA/LOOPS 
12/09, 7:30 pm, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT
Student performers and dancers, Melissa Arnold – conductor

• TRANCE MECHANICS
12/04, 5:00 pm, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
INSCAPE, Richard Scerbo – conductor

• SONG OF A DREAM (world premiere)
11/11, 2:30 pm, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT
Student performers and vocalists, Jeremy Podgursky – conductor

• LUCIDA/LOOPS (world premiere)
11/11, 2:30 pm, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT
Student performers and dancers, Jeremy Podgursky – conductor

• MINDJOB Version 2 (Milwaukee premiere)
6/03, 7:30 pm, Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI info
PRESENT MUSIC, David Bloom – conductor

• TRANCE MECHANICS (DC area premiere)
5/16, 5:00 pm, The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, MD info
INSCAPE, Richard Scerbo – conductor

• NONSENSE OR SORCERY?#%*!
3/24, 5:15 pm, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA 
LEFT COAST CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

• NONSENSE OR SORCERY?#%*!
3/21, 8 pm, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA 
LEFT COAST CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

• NONSENSE OR SORCERY?#%*!
3/20, 7 pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA 
LEFT COAST CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

2015
• MINDJOB Version 2
10/22, 8 pm, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY as part of ACO SONIC Festival
ALARM WILL SOUND, Alan Pierson – conductor

• MINDJOB Version 2 (St. Louis premiere)
10/20, 8 pm, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, MO info
ALARM WILL SOUND, Alan Pierson – conductor

• GONNA GET YOUR SOUL START DANCING (World premiere)
9/24, 8 pm, Auer Recital Hall, JSoM, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN info
Indiana University New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay – conductor

• MINDJOB Version 2 (Chicagoland premiere)
2/05, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern School of Music, Evanston, IL
Northwestern New Music Ensemble, Ben Bolter – conductor

2014
• TRANCE MECHANICS
TBD, November 2014, Bloomington, IN
HOLOGRAPHIC, Ben Bolter – conductor

• THE OPEN CIRCUIT
8/16, Los Angeles, CA
Jason Chen – piano

• REMEMBERER (PREMIERE) for two pianos
4/13, Auer Recital Hall, JSoM, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Ryan Chase and Jeremy Podgursky – piano

• DORMIVEGLIA (PREMIERE) for rock band
4/13, Auer Recital Hall, JSoM, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Square Peg Round Hole – percussion, Ryan Chase – synth Jeremy Podgursky – electric guitar

• AS A SPELL, AGAINST FALLING OBJECTS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE GRAVITY)
4/13, Auer Recital Hall, JSoM, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
JSoM performers, Jeremy Podgursky – conductor

• THE OPEN CIRCUIT
4/13, Auer Recital Hall, JSoM, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Jason Chen – piano

• TRANCE MECHANICS
4/13, Auer Recital Hall, JSoM, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
HOLOGRAPHIC, Jeremy Podgursky – conductor

• AS A SPELL, AGAINST FALLING OBJECTS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE GRAVITY)
3/12, 7:30 pm, East Hall, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
PEABODY MODERN ORCHESTRA, Harlan Parker – conductor

• TRANCE MECHANICS (PREMIERE)
2/22, 8 pm, Tenri Cultural Center, New York, NY
LOST DOG NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, Garth Edwin Sunderland – conductor



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ORCHESTRAL/LARGE ENSEMBLE

• GONNA GET YOUR SOUL START DANCING for sinfonietta (2015) 17:00

• FLUX GUSTO for orchestra (2013) 6:00

• AS A SPELL, AGAINST FALLING OBJECTS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE GRAVITY) for sinfonietta (2013) 17:00

• MINDJOB (VERSION 2) for sinfonietta (2011) 13:30

• MINDJOB for sinfonietta (2010) 11:00

• OUR BLISS, IT COMES IN WAVES for orchestra (2007) 9:30

• FANFARE IN BIRDHEAD EXTRAVAGANZA for orchestra (2006) 2:00

• O DANCE! O LIGHT! ONAMI! for clarinet and large ensemble (2005/7) 14:00

SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC

• SUBTLE BODIES OF WATER (in progress) for percussion, video, and electronics c. 40:00

• LUCIDA/LOOPS for two oboes, clarinet, violin, viola, piano, and dancers(2016) 6:00

• SONG OF A DREAM for SSA choir, bassoon (optional), two violins, cello, and piano (2016) 3:00

• REMEMBERER for two pianos (2014) 9:00

• DORMIVEGLIA for rock band (2014) 5:00

• TRANCE MECHANICS for flute (dbl. piccolo, alto), clarinet (dbl. bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2014) 15:00

• CAT OF CATS for mezzo-soprano, violin, and bass clarinet (2011) c. 3:45

• OUROBOROS for flute (dbl. piccolo), clarinet (dbl. bass cl.), violin, cello and piano (2011) c. 14:30

• MINDJOB (THE MUSICAL) for flute (dbl. piccolo), clarinet (dbl. bass cl.), violin, cello and piano (2010) c. 5:00

• THE OPEN CIRCUIT for piano solo (2010) 4:00

• COMET TAILS (WHICH WAY?) for cello and vibraphone (2009) 8:45

• RESIDUES (AND DON’TS) for cello and Max/MSP (2009) 15:00

• RANDOM LOVE GENERATOR for alto sax and Max/MSP (2007-8) 5:45

• NONSENSE OR SORCERY?#%*! for violin, cello, and piano (2006/2008) 10:30

RECORDED/TAPE/ELECTRONIC 

• MODERNITY CHIC for electric guitar, Max/MSP, and beats (2012) c. 2:00

• PRETTIEST GIRL OF ALL TIME (Ballad for Joelle Van Dyne)* for electric guitar and Max/MSP (2012) c. 7:00

• ZERO GRAVITY TEA CEREMONY* for electric guitar and Max/MSP (2010) 5:45

• DON GATELY’S CONVALESCENT HAZE* for electric guitar and Max/MSP (2010) 7:00

• MADAME PSYCHOSIS* for electric guitar and Max/MSP (2010) 7:50

• MILLENNIAL FIZZY* for electric guitar and Pro Tools (2008) 2:15

• MAP ELIMINATOR* for electric guitar and Pro Tools (2008) 2:15

• LOOKOUT BELLOWS! for accordion and Pro Tools (2006) 7:00

* from the still (and maybe always) in progress collection BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS GUITARS

 

OTHER PROJECTS/RECORDINGS

• SUBTLE BODIES – fifteen track CD of ambient chamber music for strings, percussion, piano and electronics, commissioned by Louisville School of Massage (2003-2004) 60:00

• THE PENNIES – 10,000 Things ten song CD for vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, piano, synthesizer, accordion, alto and tenor sax, clarinet, French horn, electronics, percussion, drums, strings (2000-2002) 48:00

• THE PENNIES – Come, We Go nine song CD for vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, Hammond, Wurlitzer, synthesizer, electronics, percussion, and drums (1998-99) 33:00

• THE PENNIES – Decorate the Atomic Art four song CD for vocals, electric guitars, bass guitar, Hammond, Wurlitzer, Peking Opera gongs, synthesizer, electronics, percussion, and drums (1998) 25:00

 



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  • Published by Turbo Tekkamaki Press (ASCAP)
  • to purchase scores or discuss licensing, please contact me at jeremy@jeremypodgursky.com

 

GONNA GET YOUR SOUL START DANCING (2015) for sinfonietta

Recorded live in Auer Recital Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University-Bloomington, 09/24/15

INDIANA UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, David Dzubay – conductor

 

MINDJOB (VERSION 2) (2010) – for sinfonietta (revised)

Live recording from ACO/Sonic Fest, Merkin Hall, NYC, 10/22/15

ALARM WILL SOUND, Alan Pierson – conductor

 

TRANCE MECHANICS (2014) for fl. (dbl. piccolo), cl. (dbl. bass clarinet), vln, vcl, pno, and perc

Live recording DM Recital 04/13/14

Heath White – flute/alto flute, Erik Franklin – clarinet/bass clarinet, Lydia Umlauf – violin, 

Max Frank – cello, James LaVelle – piano, Evan Monroe Chapman – percussion, 

Jeremy Podgursky – conductor

 

AS A SPELL, AGAINST FALLING OBJECTS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE GRAVITY) (2013) for sinfonietta 

Live recording DM Recital 04/13/14

Student performers at Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music, Jeremy Podgursky – conductor

 

THE OPEN CIRCUIT (2010) – for solo piano

Recorded in Ford Recital Hall, JSoM, 05/22/11

Bethany Pietroniro – piano

 

PRETTIEST GIRL OF ALL TIME (BALLAD FOR JOELLE VAN DYNE) (2013) – for acoustic guitar (fixed media)

from the collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Guitars

Jeremy Podgursky – acoustic guitar, Max/MSP, and ProTools

 

RANDOM LOVE GENERATOR (2007) – for alto sax and Max/MSP

Recorded at University of Louisville Electronic Studios

Jacob Duncan – saxophone, Jeremy Podgursky – electronics

 

MOONTIDES AND LULLABIES (2002) – The Pennies – 10,000 Things (see Purchase page)

Jeremy Podgursky – vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, synthesizer, assistant engineer, and producer

 

ELECTRIC FLOWERS (2002) – The Pennies – 10,000 Things

Jeremy Podgursky – vocals,guitar, string and brass arrangements, assistant engineer, and producer

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SUBTLE_BODIES

SUBTLE BODIES – S/T (2003-2004)

S.A.T.S. RECORDS

fifteen track CD of ambient chamber music

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THE PENNIES – 10,000 Things (2000-2002)

EAR X-TACY RECORDS

ten song CD of full-blown psychedelic rock

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ComeWeGo

THE PENNIES – Come, We Go (1998-1999)

EAR X-TACY RECORDS

nine song debut album/CD of damaged rock anthems

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THE PENNIES – Decorate the Atomic Art (1998)

DAMN ENTERTAINMENT RECORDS

four song CD EP/mini album of pop hallucinations

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