Evan Mazunik explores sound as a performer/composer with passion and imagination. Raised on the prairies of Iowa and rooted in Queens, Mazunik plays piano and accordion throughout the New York City area. Mazunik fluently speaks Soundpainting, the universal sign language for live composition, and works as artistic director for ZAHA, a multidisciplinary Soundpainting ensemble. As a composer, his commissions have included works for jazz band, chorus, and various solo instruments, as well as interdisciplinary works for theater, dance, and film. Most recently, his instant composition was featured in the NY International Fringe Festival for the show Big Beat/Back Flow. Mazunik serves as music director at Resurrection Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, where he infuses ancient liturgy with contemporary innovation.
–photo by Guillaume Le Baube–