PRESS RELEASE - MARCH 3, 1998

GREG ZBACH RELEASES INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC CD

THE SEASONS - MUSIC FOR DANCE



There have always been powerful forces working in Greg's life!

A fascination with electronics insured a degree in engineering. A love of the arts, and a strong belief in the independent artist, led to a position on the board of the Erie Area Summer Festival of the Arts, and the formation of a sound studio. But the most powerful force was a simple dream, a dream to compose. This dream was fueled by a great interest in music of all kinds, and a keen sense of what works.

But Greg was a musician in search of an instrument; until those powerful life forces worked again when he found the lethal combination of computers, midi and synthesizers. After completing a short spot for Glass Growers Gallery, Greg was hooked. It took months to compose his first instrumental, but once complete, he knew his life would never be the same.

So it comes as no surprise, the release of the CD "The Seasons", is a dream come true for the composer. With this music, Greg has created emotional imagery that reflects on actual encounters with mother nature. The compositions were written for the art of modern dance and draw from a number of sources, including jazz, classical and new age. This is uplifting, thought-provoking music that elicits a calming effect with the listener.

Included in this CD is the suite "Images of Home", commissioned to celebrate Erie, Pennsylvania's 200 year Bicentennial. Two of the three tone poems included in the suite were choreographed and performed by Sandra Brown of Baryshnikov's American Ballet Theater. The CD was featured on WQLN (Erie’s PBS radio station); and the artist was the subject of a feature article in Showcase, Erie’s premier arts and entertainment guide.

Greg has also written music for computer animations, commercials, video and children's stories, and is still very active in the arts community. He formed "Computer Tools for Arts and Music" (CTAM), and "Festival of the Arts Computer Time" (FACT), to promote the use of computers as a tool for the independent artist of all ages.

Finally, the powerful forces in Greg’s life have been unleashed. Dare to be a witness!




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