Kernis. In the synthetic realization of the music, he is heavily influenced by the ideas and music of pioneering electronic art music composers such as Wendy Carlos, Isao Tomito, and Jean Micheal Jarre. He also has a strong debt to pay to contemporary composers working outside of standard tunings and in spectral music mindsets, notably William Sethares, Tristan Murail, and most especially Georg Fredrich Haas. Zack’s passion for music began as a young child with school-oriented Trombone and concert band studies, and later grew with the opportunity to practice and perform in Jazz settings. A few years later he began to study the guitar intensely; it soon replaced the trombone as his primary instrument.
With the advent of High School, Music Director Deborah Large played an enormous role in Zack’s musical development. His guitar studies continued with local instructor Roger Sampson, and later and concurrently with Professor Gary Clancy. Once enrolled at the University of Maine at Augusta, Zack continued under Gary Clancy for a few years, until being taken as a student by Professor Bob Thompson. His composition studies took place under the private instruction of Professor Richard Nelson, who he now assists in musical endeavors. Zack was born lived for the first three years of his life in the rural woodland setting of Waldoboro, Maine, before his family moved to small, arts and antiques oriented town of Hallowell, Maine, where he grew up through his teens.
Here Zack began to explore Sculpture, also with intense focus. He also began to study the Martial Arts; he is now a black belt and instructor in the Tao Karate Clubs of Maine. Zack currently resides with his fiancée Kathleen Clements in Brunswick, Maine. Read more on Last.fm.
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