A sophisticated composer.

CURTAIN UP

Let Jay Alan Zimmerman inspire you as he inspired me.

THEATRE IS EASY

Creative Projects

as a composer / author / performer / visual artist


Apparently Zimmerman still hears well enough to hold the stage, but not well enough to hear the cheering audience that wanted him to come back for another bow.

THE WASHINGTON POST

A thoughtful show... elevated by authentic experience.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Innovative Talks & Tech Development

as an inventor / consultant / speaker


Seeing Music Tutorial: Experience music visually

In this video, composer Jay Alan Zimmerman shows how to use Seeing Music, a tool for visualizing music. You can try it at https://g.co/seeingmusic

VISUAL MUSIC

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Robotic Orchestras

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Accessibility Design

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A sophisticated composer.

CURTAIN UP

Let Jay Alan Zimmerman inspire you as he inspired me.

THEATRE IS EASY

Advocating for Change


How To See Hearing Instead of Hearing Loss

Deaf composer Jay Alan Zimmerman introduces The Hearing Visualizer (© 2021, U.S. Patent Pending 63/124,390). A new and easy-to-understand method of seeing hearing abilities by not only reinventing the audiogram but also creating a whole new approach to how we talk about and treat "hearing loss" — including how to get rid of loss language.

9/11 WTC epidemiological studies on hearing loss

Jay inspired the 9/11 World Trade Center epidemiological studies on hearing loss.

Related links: 

A video on the WTCHR site:

Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Silent Symphony

And the WTC studies:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31567659/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30523633/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31614778/

Rebuilding the Twin Tower site

Growth Strategies committee member and advocate for the memorial site on the New York New Visions group.

Captioning to mobile devices

Talk at MOMA (photo now, video later), collaborations with Globetitles, augmented reality captioning with Microsoft Hololens and Jujamcyn theaters.

Vibration Wearables

Collaboration and consultation on the Not Impossible Labs vibration device, also Subpac, Buzz, and others.

Apparently Zimmerman still hears well enough to hold the stage, but not well enough to hear the cheering audience that wanted him to come back for another bow.

THE WASHINGTON POST

A thoughtful show... elevated by authentic experience.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Bio


Jay Alan Zimmerman, aka “Broadway’s Beethoven,” is a composer, author, performer, inventor, speaker, installation artist and accessibility advocate. He created and starred in the musicals BRAIN. STORM. (commissioned and produced by Prospect Theater Company) and the award-winning INCREDIBLY DEAF MUSICAL (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater and Duke on 42nd Street); wrote the play COMFORT PET for a cast of Disabled actors (Fault Line Theater); debuted ROBOTICUS with a collective of musical robots at Spotify; developed the SEEING MUSIC VISUALIZERS with Google Creative Labs; and has a patent pending on hearing visualization. Visual music installations include WINDOW MUSIC at the NY Academy of Medicine and ART/SONG at chashama Times Square. His NAUGHTY & NICE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK was developed through over a decade of annual debuts at Lincoln Center and is now available on Amazon. He's been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Playbill, Broadway World, The New Yorker, Voice Of America, and WNYC/NPR/BBC Radio. 

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