"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.
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
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
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