Galen Bremer

Galen Bremer is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work focuses on experimentation using noise, modular synthesis, improvisation, and elements of performance art. Bremer’s original compositions have accompanied film and dance works in collaboration with artists such as Nancy Allison, Emma Hoette, The Lovelies, Zoe Rabinowitz and Anne Zuerner, at venues including the West End Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Hunter College, Invisible Dog Art Center, Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York City Center, Lincoln Center, and the Great Friends Dance Festival in Newport, RI. Bremer regularly contributes to the Holidays For the Future, an experimental music series in New York. He appears on FatCat Records with New York based art rock band, Forest Fire. His music has been described as “ominous” (The New York Times), “mesmerizing” (Off Off Off Dance), and “addictive, hypnotic” (Pitchfork Media). He was recently a composer-in-residence at Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Wellfleet, MA. Bremer earned his B.A. in Music: Jazz Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he focused on contemporary music, keyboard harmony, and improvisation under Tom Coppola (Air, Googie & Coppola, Saturday Night Live), and music theory, composition, and semiotics under Horace Maxile (Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago), among others. Bremer is the Associate Director of Dance Films Association and Producer of the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented by Dance Films Association and Film Society of Lincoln Center.