Category: Piano

dave douglas/iris lune/zusha/website

hi! i have some things to share:

The Westerlies just released a new collaborative album with trumpet hero Dave Douglas and drum wizard Anwar Marshall.

I did some production work on this new song by BK indie babes Iris Lune (some drum programming and vocal editing, also played some piano and a toy music box):

I played some trumpet on this new album by Hasidic/Soul/Folk band Zusha (I’m on Yalla, Ahrei, and Hatikva):

And, I made a new website! It has all the work I do as a freelancer organized in a nice way. Check it out here – www.zubinhensler.com

Also, as part of making the website, I put together a spotify playlist with a bunch of streaming music I’ve been a part of:

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Half Waif on NPR

The second Half Waif single is out on NPR’s ‘Songs We Love’! Check out the track below and the wonderful write up/interview here.

I had the privilege of serving as mixer and co-producer for this album. On this track I also played synth bass, some keyboard, some piano, and programmed extra percussion.

Heading to New Orleans with The Westerlies today, we’re playing a few shows in nearby Kenner this weekend. Next NYC show is February 13th at Rockwood Music Hall.

2017 vroom vroom

well, it’s 2017. in those brief moments when i can pull my head out of the garbage pail, i remind myself how eternally grateful i am to be involved in positive/beautiful work with brilliant collaborators.

i made the music/recorded the VO/mixed the sound for this little video from Joyce Ho and Breeder. it’s a setting of a poem by Kahlil Gibran.

here’s the first single from Half Waif’s new album ‘form/a’. i had the great pleasure of mixing/co-producing the project; on this song i also played prepared piano, bass, and did some drum programming. so excited about this music, check out Nandi’s full interview at stereogum here if you want to be bowled over by her honesty and brilliance.

and, forgot to post about these, but twig twig got a few ‘best of 2016’ shoutouts. one from Indie Shuffle and one from Elevtrtrax and one from What The Sound. deeply appreciate what these publications are doing for independent music.

also, in 2016 news, the Mime documentary I scored made a best of The New Yorker list. some really cool other work on this list.

some fun projects coming up in the next month: westerlies are headed to New Orleans next week to begin our year-long residency in the nearby town of Kenner; i’m producing recordings for Lucky Chops Brass Band, Clara Strauch, and Iris Lune; a new twig twig EP is nearly finished…

i love you,

z

Camino – Michael George

I composed and recorded some music for this incredible multimedia project launched today by photographer/adventurer Michael George. The web installation chronicles Michael’s experience walking the Camino, a traditional pilgrimage route which ends in Santiago, Galicia. It’s a beautiful, deeply personal work which features his photographs, writing, short films, and a little of my music.

There’s a huge amount of material to experience, so if you’re able I’d highly recommend setting aside an hour at least and moving through his galleries in order.

http://home.michaelgeorgephoto.com/portrait-of-a-pilgrim

Here are the two films contained within the project which I wrote music for:

The musicians on these recordings are Rebekah Durham, Troy Chang, and Gabriel Gall.

 

New Videos

This week I finished three new videos for what I’ve been calling my ‘V-A Project’ (Visual Audio). For it I’ve been shooting little clips of video, from one to two minutes long, then writing and recording music to accompany the moving images. Hope you enjoy these three, then check out some more here.