Jonathan BeplerBrooklyn, NY
Jonathan Bepler was largely self-taught on many instruments before he attended Bennington College, where his studies included composition, improvisation and performance. His work often involves co-mingling many seemingly disparate elements, a love of chaos, and a thirst for reconciliation. Bepler has worked often with choreographers (MinTanaka, Wendy Perron, Sasha Waltz, Jennifer Lacey, Wally Cardona), and has led ensembles of both improvised and pre-composed music in New York and abroad. His concert music includes commissions for the Ensemble Modern, the Glenn Branca Ensemble, and the Basel Synfonietta. His work with artist Matthew Barney has spanned nearly 20 years and has included seven films and nine performances. Their 2014, 6 hour long, Film/Opera River of Fundament is touring internationally.