Duckwall Artist Series Zane Merritt, composer and guitarist

  • Butler Arts Center
  • Music

Duckwall Artist Series Zane Merritt, composer and guitarist

  • Butler Arts Center
  • Music

Apr 2

Butler alumnus Zane Merritt returns to play a concert of all original solo guitar music ranging from the sweet and meditative to the fiery and chaotic.  Zane originally hails from Dubuque, Iowa, but has considered Buffalo his home for over a decade. He holds a PhD in music composition from the University at Buffalo and an MM in composition and guitar performance from Butler University, studying with Michael Schelle, James Aikman, and Frank Felice. As a performer-composer, he has played his music internationally, performing in Toronto and Nagoya, Japan. His recent works include a guitar concerto, sonatas for horn, oboe, and trumpet, and music for guitar duo and guitar trio. He has released nearly 200 albums on streaming services under various pseudonyms, such as DJ Dogbreedz, Torture Foam, Wrongfish, Oxen Family, and Question the Monorail. He is a regular livestreamer of music composition and Super Mario World on Twitch under the name lungfish3000. More information is available at www.zanemerritt.com

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