“Snæfellsjökull Sólseturrökkur” is a work inspired by trips to Iceland and the view of Snæfellsjökull volcano ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sn%C3%A6fellsj%C3%B6kull; http://www.skimountaineer.com/ROF/Beyond/Snaefellsjokull/SnaefellsjokullMap.jpg; http://g.co/maps/ygrs9) from approximately 60 miles across Faxaflói Bay from Keflavik at sunset (sólsetur) and the following twilight (rökkur); hopefully, you might enjoy the descending-pitch entropy suggestive of twilight’s end at the clip’s conclusion (that is, if you’re still awake … .)
“AoI Theme and Alterations” is a solo compilation based on a repeating, 1-minute loop initially recorded at a Music for People “Art of Improvisation” workshop, subsequently processed at my home). Link to listen is here: https://soundcloud.com/aoi-theme-and-alterations
In October 2010, Sig. Croce’s Ozky e-sound’s netlabel released “T. A. Zook Basscello” (https://archive.org/details/oz036), which documents a solo basscello performance at the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music Benefit II ( http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org/) at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD, USA (http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/).
– http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=938383&songID=10344838 is a rare MIDI work based on a Morse code-based algorithm, composed in support of the effort to save the Arlington County Planetarium.
Recording of an improvised solo basscello performance at the October 1, 2013 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music round robin improvisation session.
Recording of a solo performance at Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant on November 20, 2012.
Recording of a December 13, 2013 solo performance at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in the Del Ray district of Alexandria, VA.
Recording of a December 7, 2015 solo basscello performance in the lobby of the ARC 3409 Condominium located at 3409 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington VA . The performance was unscored, unrehearsed and improvised extemporaneously on the spot. The context was a reception for the building’s owners hosted by the artists who have studios in the building – a novel concept perhaps, but one that brings vibrancy to urban areas. The accompanying artwork is by the incomparable Barbara Januszkiewicz (www.barbaraj.info/home.html), who earlier hosted a session by the Chimiak & Zook project (avec-la-muse.tumblr.com/) in her Studio A at ARC 3409, which was part of her exploration of the relationship between visual art and music ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=00t-beGXUlc (the accompanying music is not that of the Chimiak & Zook project, this is: goo.gl/f6kucp.))
June 1, 2016 solo basscello performance at Northern Virginia Community College.
June 3, 2016 solo basscello performance at IOTA Club and Cafe.
November 21, 2016 solo basscello performance at Dew Drop Inn DC.
December 19, 2016 solo basscello performance (recorded binaurally) at Dew Drop Inn DC.
January 18, 2017 solo basscello performance (recorded binaurally and stereophonically) at Capital Fringe’s Trinidad Theater.
February 10, 2017 solo basscello performance in The Garden installation produced by the North Country at Dance Loft 14.
January 19, 2018 solo basscello performance (recorded binaurally and stereophonically) at Capital Fringe’s Trinidad Theater.