Adam Zygmunt, composer

Composer and oboist Adam Zygmunt was the coordinator of operations for
the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU from 1998 until 2005, and has also served as director of the Kusuma Sari Balinese gamelan at BGSU during the 2001-2002 academic year. He holds bachelor's degrees in music and physics from Truman State University and a master's in composition from BGSU. Zygmunt has studied composition with Burton Beerman, Warren Gooch, Paul Siskind, Peter Terry and Donald M. Wilson, and participated in master classes with Samuel Adler, Robert Morris and Evan Chambers. He has also studied music worldwide, including composition for gamelan in Bali, Indonesia, with Dewa Alit and Dewa Berata; kendang (drumming) with I Wayan Suweca in California; and drumming, gyil (xylophone), and dance in Ghana with Bernard Woma and others. His music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the BGSU Percussion Ensemble, the Kusuma Sari gamelan and at three Threshhold electronic music festivals, held annually by BGSU, Ball State University and Oberlin Conservatory. Zygmunt has also received two commissions from the dance department at BGSU, and composed and performed the soundtrack for the 2004 full-length independent Japanese film Rock Paper Scissors by Todd Kuhns of Red 40 Entertainment. His music is published by Tuba-Euphonium Press and is also included on the accompanying CD to The Csound Book, edited by Richard Boulagier.

Zygmunt has performed in a variety of situations, including as oboist, percussionist, bassoonist and trombonist with various university ensembles, substitute timpanist with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, substitute oboist and English hornist with the Adrian (Mich.) and Perrysburg (Ohio) Symphony Orchestras, bassist and woodwind player in various bands, and even free-lance baroque recorder player in the Kirksville, Mo., area. He is a frequent performer of improvisational and electronic music, and was recently the bassist and laptop performer in the progressive rock band 321 Contact. Zygmunt can also be heard playing the English horn on the forthcoming release Digging For Zeros by the band Sonus Umbra.

A resume is available in .pdf format.