New York, NY (October 25, 2010)–bigfoote music + sound has signed Jeremy Turner, the first composer to join the original music and sound design company’s team in 12 years.
Turner’s run of recent work includes GEICO “Wabbits” and Google’s “Parisian Love,” which aired during Super Bowl XLIV; orchestrations for the soprano RenÈe Fleming; playing cello on Sufjan Steven’s latest album, The Age of Adz; and arranging and performing for Yves Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2011 show.
Turner is in his 14th season in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, where he serves as assistant principal cello, has played a season with the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand, and also performs regularly at Carnegie Hall. He has recorded and performed with artists as varied as David Byrne, My Morning Jacket and Lupe Fiasco. As a singer, guitarist, and keyboardist, he released his first album, Circles Are Landing, with his band Marlin Drixan in 2006. Among other awards, Turner earned a 2010 AICP Award for Original Music.
Turner’s unique talents came to bigfoote’s attention when co-founder/EP Ray Foote met Turner recently in Cannes. “As extraordinary of a run as we’ve had this past decade-plus, we are evolving the company creatively. Jeremy’s artistry, work ethic and collaborative spirit adds fresh air and perspective,” noted Foote. “And Jeremy was the perfect fit: He’s ambitious, creative, he has awesome chops and knows how to play in our band.”
“When I got here, I was amazed with not only the talent level of the composers and musicians, but with the way that the company is run. They’ve built a platform so creative and strong that it actually enables artists to thrive and soar,” mused Turner. “It’s collaboration at its finest, working together to solve any problem. I knew instantly that this was an environment I wanted to be in, and a place that I’d feel confident bringing my clients into.”
Turner joins bigfoote from Analogue Muse, where he was a founding partner.