Jeremy S. Bloom is a sound designer, composer, and accordionist from Brooklyn, NY. A musician since the age of four, he has actively studied, played, and shared Eastern European folk music for 16 years. His musical sensibilities, aural savvy, and attention to detail fuel his carefully crafted and spatially dynamic sound designs. He plays actively in Balkan party band Tipsy Oxcart.
Jeremy has travelled extensively around Turkey, The Republic of Georgia, and The Balkans. He is conversationally fluent in Turkish and returns frequently to Istanbul ever since living there on a summer exchange in high school. Jeremy documents his experiences photographically on his blog, "Beyond the Balkans."
In his free time, Jeremy enjoys cooking, carpentry, and outdoor adventure sports. He has trekked solo in Turkey's Toros mountains while depending on the hospitality of local shepherds.