Center of interests
Composition for ensemble, Multi-disciplinary projects, Music with electronics, Music with voice, Projects in cooperation
Interested in the possibilities of musical relationality amongst people, objects, and histories, Ben Zucker's work crosses and intentionally plays with genre and discipline, and has been performed by the Mivos Quartet, Apartment House, the New York Virtuoso Singers, Distractfold Ensemble, and Rinde Eckert. He was recognized as a "New Composer Talent" by the International Audio Branding Academy, and his work has won awards from the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, C4 Collective, San Francisco Choral Artists, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Additionally, he maintains an active career as a vocalist, trumpeter, pianist, and percussionist performing jazz, new music, and improvisations solo and with bands around the world, including solo albums on Not Art Records and Verz Imprint, deemed “a testament to the power of restraint and arrangement” (Decoder Magazine). Ben received a BA in music and critical theory at Wesleyan University, and recently completed postgraduate studies at Brunel University London with Jennifer Walshe and Christopher Fox. Currently, he resides in Chicago, where he has recently begun doctoral studies at Northwestern University.
computer music, percussion, percussion (miscellaneous objects+milkshake), piano, trumpet, voice