Crossing the thresholds of two very different musical cultures, Jeremy Moyer is a Canadian erhu player, multi-instrumentalist and composer who has studied traditional folk music from several Chinese regions and performed in various world music ensembles doing everything from Greek music to Punjabi folk songs. His latest CD, "Mangoes, Musical Shorts Volume 1" features an eclectic range of original instrumental acoustic compositions, from meditative gong music to erhu smooth jazz. Jeremy is currently Musician in Residence, at the Shanghai-Zhujiajiao World Music Centre (China).
2004 - Traditional music from Jeremy Moyer's CD, "A Discovery of Chinese Folk Tunes" was used in the documentary film, ‘Naruwan, Welcome to Taiwan,' broadcast on PBS.
2005 - The CD, ‘George, from Athens to Beijing,' co-produced by Jeremy, was nominated for Best World Music at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
2006 - Original songs and erhu improvisations by Jeremy were featured in the award-winning W5/CTV/BBC international television documentary ‘Chairman George. ’
2007 - Jeremy Moyer’s ‘Special Song, ’ co-written by Na Lei, was selected as one of three official theme songs for the Summer Special Olympics in Shanghai.
An expressive and gentle Chinese erhu melody with shades of Satie. Emotional, yearning, slow evocative lullaby. Nostalgic love story or thinking about childhood. Peaceful moody heartbreaking & sentimental. Subtle suspense or unresolved feelings. Acoustic guitar with erhu, very poignant melody. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Ethereal
An authentic ancient piece, originating from court ritual and used in Taoist temple ceremony as well as for aristocratic background chamber music, the solemn, regal feeling develops with bells and wood blocks. Main instruments are Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle and pipa lute. meditative, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Winter solstice folk dance , inspired by dancing in Tibetan villages; also hints of Greek music or Eastern European traditional folk. Festive melody played on fiddles with bass and plucked string accompaniment. Evokes a happy sense of community, cooperation and sharing. Excellent for children. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Small ensemble festive traditional style 6/8 Mexican feel. Enticing dual guitar picked melody with nylon string guitar and accordion accompaniment. Clapper and cajon percussion joins for the finale. A crisp refined and fun Latin folk track evoking a hero's return, a good fiesta or a beach night. Instrumental, Latin, Corrido
Solo Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle tune played in a rustic traditional manner. This is a folk rendition of an ancient imperial court/religious piece. An authentic rural Chinese village/temple life ambience, evokes the joy of communal folk rituals. Refreshing sound for documentaries and travel shows, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Solo
New Year's acoustic vibe dreamy acoustic instrumental with soaring melody played on the Chinese erhu and tender guitar solo; warm and cozy like an old jazz song; reminiscent of mellow Norah Jones sound. Evokes winter fireside hot chocolate nights or daydreaming about the future - a bright new day. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Ethereal
Playful bossa, great for fishing or stationary cycling; positive, upbeat, fun, chill-out; also nice at the beach. Sparse vocal is a cool universal "la da doo da" with hints of Jobim and James Bond. Perfect for a family comedy movie trailer. Children love this song and can't stop singing along. Male Vocals, Brazilian, Bossa Nova
Carnival ambience with a comic twist. Horns play parade fanfare melody which builds up to an exciting percussion ending featuring a shout and polyphonic quicas. Cool and quirky. Good for children's programming, comedy or hockey fights. Also appropriate for current events interludes. Instrumental, Themes, Street Music
Uplifting, inspiring North American vibe reminiscent of Cat Stevens. Catchy guitar-picked melody, a lazy afternoon in the meadow; hints of a church praise song. Appropriate for educational children's programming, motivational seminars or car commercials. Uplifting, inspiring and a little bit lazy. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
A lively traditional processional piece from Taiwanese folk religion with rhythmic gongs and coconut shell fiddles. Think fireworks, lion dance and dragon boat, colorful incense bearing worshippers and dancing dieties; a mood of celebration and festivity. Children will love this fun, unique sound, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese New Years
Lively, fun, upbeat, Traditional Taiwanese folk tune played in an authentic traditional manner on Coconut Shell Fiddle with festive gong and wood block accompaniment. The theme is young love or peach blossoms. Great for Chinese New Year, lantern festival, travel, dragon boat and children's shows. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese New Years
Chinese folk tune performed in a rustic traditional manner on the Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle and pipa lute with interesting wood block and shaker accompaniment. Begins with solo fiddle performing the haunting folksy melody and develops into a lively rhythmic rendition reminiscent of Celtic music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Ethereal
Slowly developing gong and percussion piece. Like an ancient Chinese army marching a great distance, there are pulsating gong, bell and deep drum sounds which build up to crashing symbols. Suits a military/suspense theme or mysterious cult ritual temple chanting sacrifice. Instrumental, Chinese, Buddhist Temple
Solo Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle tune played in a rustic traditional manner. A joyful piece evoking spring festival and planting crops for the new year; an authentic rural Chinese ambience. Ideal for programs dealing with rice farming or Chinese village life. Also good for children/family shows, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Solo
Starting with a gong sounding from the distance and a solo Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle playing a folk tune, the piece transitions to a middle section that is entirely Chinese percussion - woodblocks, bamboo clappers and bells - giving an authentic temple ambience. Evokes traditional village life. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Happy
Rootsy rendition of a traditional Taiwanese folk tune played on coconut shell fiddle, with pipa lute and lively Chinese percussion. Typical of a village/temple festival or street musicians at Chinese New Year, the sound is inspiring, refreshing and festive. Happy music for all ages. Joyful memories, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese New Years
Poignant and sparse, this is an authentic ancient classical Chinese piece, originating from the Tang dynasty. It evokes a solemn, regal, meditative mood. The instrumentation is Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle, erhu and pipa lute. The performance is peaceful and calming while creating a subtle tension, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Solo coconut shell fiddle playing a lively, lilting medley of two Taiwanese folk opera themes; a light, flirtatious rustic traditional mood with hints of Celtic music. Perfect music for Children's programming, Chinese festivals and regional documentaries. Evokes an earthy, rural, festive ambience. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Solo
A hip, fun, chill-out, groovy percussion number featuring hand-drums, shells, talking drum and funky hand claps - played by real musicians. This track is all percussion but it has a catchy melody. Hints of Tom Ze Tropicalia and Leon Parker. Very cool and a little quirky; suits current events. Instrumental, Drums, Drums Action Moderate
A traditional Chinese folk song from the Yangtze river delta performed in an authentic traditional manner as vocal/erhu duo. The endearing sound could be from a tea house, a fishing boat or a rice field. Perfect for documentaries showing rural or traditional China, old/new contrasts or migrants. Male Vocals, Chinese, Chinese Happy
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