Jeremy Thal, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Found Sound Nation, is a horn player, composer, and educator. He studied horn, ethnomusicology, and Chinese at Northwestern University, and continues to work as a performer, playing in major music festivals and obscure bookstores around the world. With fellow co-founder Chris Marianetti, Jeremy co-designed Found Sound Nation’s approach to socially-engaged music creation, and has co-led FSN projects in Haiti, Zimbabwe, New Orleans, Mexico, Indonesia, Italy, and Switzerland. Jeremy has served as a lead teaching artist at the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, running innovative music production workshops with incarcerated youth in New York City. A founder of ZeroBit Music, he composes and produces music for film, theater, web sites, and video games. As a horn player Jeremy has recorded and toured with indie rock heavyweights Jeff Mangum and The National, and leads his own band, Briars of North America.