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Zachary C Daniels

Composer, Entrepreneur, Educator, Bassist

Zachary C Daniels is a Mexican-American composer and sound artist currently residing in Oklahoma City with his wife Ashlie. He earned his DMA in Composition in 2019 from the University of Oklahoma School of Music where he served as composition area GA, running the composition department's events, day-to-day activities, and more for 5 years. His music is typically very energetic, pulling in aspects of minimalism and experimentalism. Works such as Service, Please! or Nocturne for Dice have been accepted to national conferences, while pieces such as Time Will Decide for Wind Ensemble have won regional awards. Invited lectures have included work on extended flute techniques, his upcoming book, Polyphinite, and his work on the Davidovsky Synchronisms modernization project.

In addition to composition, Zach is an expressive and energetic conductor, as well as an active performer on Double Bass and Cello. He also gives lessons in composition and on several instruments.

This website hosts many features including, but not limited to: a full catalog of works to date, an up-to-date events list, access to recordings and biographies, and a personal blog, Fragments where I post things about my life as a composer.

Research is another frequent activity for Zach in fields including American music, extended technique, improvisatory music, and several composers' work such as Elliot Carter and John Cage. His primary research endeavors are currently aimed at "Polyphinite," a new method of composing music in the 21st century for which he is working on his first book.

Zach also runs Divisi Labs, a company featuring services for music transcription, web development, music publishing, and other creative endeavors. This website, and others like it, are hosted using software by Divisi Labs called 'Polyphony' that aims to make life as a composer easier.

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News

This is the Remix!
November 25, 2021

I'm proud to announce that I will be participating in a collaboration with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center to produce a piece of music for their event, "This is the Remix" on January 13th, 2022. More information to come in the form of a blog post!

Teaching Classes at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
November 20, 2021

I will be teaching a class at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center this Winter (January) on the creation of video game music. More details, and a link when they become available later this month! I'm very excited about this opportunity, though.

Bandcamp
October 30, 2021

Zach's music is now available on Bandcamp! The library will grow overtime, but there are already a few tracks over there so check it out at https://zachdaniels.bandcamp.com .