i'm a percussion artist
Hi there, I'm Zac Brunell, a Detroit-based percussion artist, improviser, art music promoter, and graphic designer. I run the Detroit Bureau of Sound and collaborate with a truly amazing variety of musicians in this renaissance of the Motor City.
I do concerts that sound "...raw as mating bull elephants" according to the Lansing City Pulse. My performances feature avant garde music that encapsulates life in the present day - I try to feature sounds of living composers that experience modern life the same way we all do, that exist in the present day with the same struggles and triumphs as all of us.
The music of Iannis Xenakis is important to me because he was a master of his craft. I'm grateful to perform the music of geniuses like Xenakis, Nathan Davis, David Lang, John Cage, Margaret Evangeline, etc. I'm interested in bringing people into a space to see how music can make their lives better. Everyone can have a deeper relationship with sound