"The purpose of life is a life of purpose"

 

New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Cloake works as a musician, composer, musical instrument maker and teacher of music. He specialises in world musical instruments such as yidaki, n'goni, taonga pūoro, djembe and cajón. He values the natural environment, human potential, communication, uniqueness, innovation, learning and positive change. These values are evident in all he does.

 

For the past 15 years Jeremy has been teaching and performing internationally at concerts, festivals, museums, ethnomusicology schools and various other events. He often collaborates with animation and video artists for live performances. Jeremy has performed and delivered workshops throughout Europe, the UK, Iceland, Japan, Australia and the Pacific. He believes that music is the master language that we all share and has chosen it as the vehicle for his values.

 

Jeremy Cloake has an interesting and non-typical approach to music. His interests are within the process of matching multiple world musical instruments with specific intentions and composition structures congruent with his values. All of the instruments he chooses to play have what he refers to as integrity within their sounds; specific sound qualities that are unique in the way they can positively affect the listener.

 

He has studied Yolngu yidaki playing techniques with master yidaki players in Arnhemland for four years. He is regarded as one of the most skilled contemporary yidaki players in the world and is well known internationally as a performer and teacher of yidaki.

 

Since 1997, Jeremy has studied west African percussion under the direction of several west African griots. He has been involved as a percussionist for west African concerts and workshops in New Zealand since 1999. Through this study he has become a respected percussionist, n'goni player and teacher.

 

Jeremy is often involved in international recording projects as a musician, composer and sound engineer. He has extensive experience in recording, mixing and mastering obscure world instruments and often collaborates with other musicians for recordings. He has produced several of his own cds, Organic Dance Didjeridu in 1999, Transformation in 2004 and his latest recording, a tuition cd called Balanda Yidaki Dhukarr released in July 2008.

 

More recently Jeremy has mixed and mastered several world music recordings and has helped produce educational shows for the BBC learning zone shows 'art music and dance around the world.'

 

In addition to this, Jeremy is one of the finest carvers of taonga pūoro and is currently working on a scholarship to carve for marae and institutions in Aotearoa.

 

Jeremy offers specialised tuition, production and performance services

 

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EDUCATION

 

1995: JDW Diploma in acting and modelling

1998: AUT Certificate in language teaching to adults

2001: Certificate in printing and graphic arts

2005: Neuroads Successful Relating communication trainings

2005: INLPTA Neuro Linguitic practicioner certification

2006: Neuroads Mastering Intuition training course

2007: Neuroads Life Purpose personal training

2007: AUT Certificate Noho Marae Wānanga A/B

2008: AUT Certificate Te Taurapa Te Reo 2

2008: INLPTA Neuro Linguistic master practicioner training

2009: Documented and played taonga pūoro held at the British museum storerooms

2011: Viewed and played taonga pūoro held at Te Papa storerooms

2015: CE5 training intensive with Dr Steven Greer

2015: Diploma in digital marketing

 

DISCOGRAPHY/PRODUCTION

 

1995: Guest musician, Ignatia debut, New Zealand

1999: Musician/composer/producer, Organic Dance Didjeridu, Resonance, New Zealand

1999: Tamani workshop and concert tour, New Zealand

2000: Tamani workshop and concert tour, New Zealand

2001: Musician/composer, The Dreaming, charity compilation, England

2001: Workshop and concert tour of Japan

2001: Guest musician, Tamani debut, New Zealand

2002: Workshop and concert tour of Japan

2003: Mantjikay tour co-ordinator, Japan

2004: Musician/composer/producer, Transformation, Australia/New Zealand

2004: Mantjikay tour co-ordinator, Iceland

2004: Mixing/mastering engineer, Mantjikay, Iceland

2004: Workshop and concert tour of Japan

2005: Musician/composer, Wangany, charity compilation, Japan

2005: World Expo, Aboriginal performers tour co-ordinator, Japan

2005: Guest musician/composer, Mamaku Project EP, New Zealand

2007: Musician/composer/producer, Balanda Yidaki Dhukarr, New Zealand

2007: European workshop and concert tour

2008: Guest musician/composer, Mal De Terre, Mamaku Project, New Zealand

2008: International workshop and concert tour

2009: International workshop and concert tour

2009: Production crew for BBC, 'art music and dance around the world'

2010: Guest musician/composer, Convergence, Kozo Suganuma, Japan

2010: Workshop and concert tour of Japan

2010: Mixing/mastering engineer, Dhalinybuy, The Mulka Project, Australia

2010: Mixing/mastering engineer, Yilpara, The Mulka Project, Australia

2010: Mixing/mastering engineer, Gurrumuru, The Mulka Project, Australia

2010: Workshop and concert tour of Europe

2011: Mixing/mastering engineer, Yilan, The Mulka Project, Australia

2011: Mixing/mastering engineer, Yingapungapu, The Mulka Project, Australia

2011: Mixing/mastering engineer, Rorruwuy, The Mulka Project, Australia

2012: Composer/mixing/mastering engineer, Discotec, Nikki Rodokal, Aotearoa

2012: Mixing/mastering engineer, Waterman, The Mulka Project, Australia

2012: Workshop and concert tour of Europe

2012: Recording/mixing/mastering engineer, Wandawuy, The Mulka Project, Australia

2012: Recording/mixing/mastering engineer, Gangan, The Mulka Project, Australia

2013: Musician/composer, Studio Sketches, Earthstar Studio, LA, USA

2013: Workshop tour of Europe

2014: Workshop and concert tour of Europe

2015: Musician/composer/engineer, ICC World Cricket Cup opening ceremony, Aotearoa

 

AWARDS

 

1994: Awarded western districts fine art scholarship

2001: Awarded Australian NT govt. export award on behalf of work with Yirrkala Arts

2002: Awarded Australian NT govt. export award on behalf of work with Yirrkala Arts

2003: Awarded Yothu Yindi Foundation certificate of appreciation

2006: Awarded funding from Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu to study taonga pūoro

2007: Awarded use of Toi Iho trademark for taonga pūoro

2008: Awarded AMP scholarship for taonga pūoro

2011: Awarded best traditional recording on behalf of work with The Mulka Project

2013: Awarded best traditional recording on behalf of work with The Mulka Project