Composer and oboist Adam Zygmunt was the coordinator of operations
the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU from 1998 until
2005, and has also served as director of the Kusuma Sari Balinese gamelan
at BGSU during the 2001-2002 academic year. He holds bachelor's degrees
in music and physics from Truman State University and a master's in composition
from BGSU. Zygmunt has studied composition with Burton Beerman, Warren
Gooch, Paul Siskind, Peter Terry and Donald M. Wilson, and participated
in master classes with Samuel Adler, Robert Morris and Evan Chambers.
He has also studied music worldwide, including composition for gamelan
in Bali, Indonesia, with Dewa Alit and Dewa Berata; kendang (drumming)
with I Wayan Suweca in California; and drumming, gyil (xylophone), and
dance in Ghana with Bernard Woma and others. His music has been performed
by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the BGSU Percussion Ensemble, the Kusuma
Sari gamelan and at three Threshhold electronic music festivals, held
annually by BGSU, Ball State University and Oberlin Conservatory. Zygmunt
has also received two commissions from the dance department at BGSU, and
composed and performed the soundtrack for the 2004 full-length independent
Japanese film Rock Paper Scissors by Todd Kuhns of Red
40 Entertainment. His music is published by Tuba-Euphonium
Press and is also included on the accompanying CD to The Csound
Book, edited by Richard Boulagier.
Zygmunt has performed in a variety of situations, including as oboist,
percussionist, bassoonist and trombonist with various university ensembles,
substitute timpanist with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, substitute oboist
and English hornist with the Adrian (Mich.) and Perrysburg (Ohio) Symphony
Orchestras, bassist and woodwind player in various bands, and even free-lance
baroque recorder player in the Kirksville, Mo., area. He is a frequent
performer of improvisational and electronic music, and was recently the
bassist and laptop performer in the progressive rock band 321 Contact.
Zygmunt can also be heard playing the English horn on the forthcoming
release Digging For Zeros by the band Sonus Umbra.
A resume is available in .pdf