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Zac Brunell

Detroit, MI            

Zac Brunell is a multi-instrumentalist, concert producer, and Director of the Detroit Bureau of Sound. Zac uses contemporary classical, experimental, and avant-garde music to create unique experiences for the ears and eyes, one of which was described as “sounding as raw as mating bull elephants” (Lansing City Pulse on “X is for Xenakis”, 2013). A classically trained percussionist and pianist, Zac is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Music and is currently Production Manager with the award-winning ensemble New Music Detroit.

Ancient/Urban Xenakis Concert – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Iannis Xenakis, one of the most highly regarded post- war avant garde composers, created challenging electronic and acoustic music using mathematical formulas and architectural principles. Percussion artist Zac Brunell presents a program that combines acoustic percussion pieces by Xenakis with a sample of electronic presentations of seminal musique concrete compositions, exploring the sonic mathematics of physics and nature. The centerpiece of the performance will be Bohor, an electronic piece for octophonic sound, and Xenakis’s first large…

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John Cage “Child of Tree” and Alastair Reed “The O Filler”

Zac Brunell
Recorded Live on a dang cactus @ Spread Art Detroit
Rec. engineer: Shiva Tutounski

January 26, 2017 – for SOLACE SESSIONS 1
Presented by Detroit Bureau of Sound

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YAK performance at Strange Beautiful Music 10 – Sept 2017

Recorded by Sly Pup Productions at Trinosophes, September 22, 2017

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