Sat 3 Feb 2018 - IKLECTIK
Ben Zucker is a composer, improviser, sound designer, and multi-instrumentalist. Recent phrases he has begun using in describing his work include “object relations”, “situation creation”, and “human algorithms”. Said work includes chamber music, improvisation, electronica, songwriting, and performance art, which has been premiered all over the world, including the Berlin Audio Branding Academy, New York Fringe Festival, Vortex Jazz Club in London, and the Banff Centre, among many others...
He has also collaborated with numerous creative individuals in over a dozen films, plays, and dances (including music for the world premiere of The Last Days Of The Old Wild Boy by Rinde Eckert). Wherever he can, Ben likes to perform as a percussionist, pianist, singer, and brass player, including as a founding member of the world-groove band Don Froot, the Improvers’ Choir in London, and the Apres-Garde Ensemble in New Haven, Connecticut.
Ben is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied composition with Anthony Braxton, David Behrman, Paula Matthusen, and Neely Bruce, and vibraphone with Jay Hoggard, and received the Leavell Memorial Prize for “outstanding work in music”. Currently, he resides in London, where he studies with Jennifer Walshe, Christopher Fox, and Peter Wiegold at Brunel University.