Sound designer, composer, musician and instrument maker John Gzowski has been found across the globe. He’s played for the opera in Banff, studied Carnatic classical music in India, played oud and guitar in jazz and folk festivals across Canada and Europe, played jazz in Japan and written for Dance in Spain. His theatre work has won him 4 Dora’s, and another 4 nominations, using live music, acoustic instrumentation and electronic sources. Gzowski has played on numerous CD’s, with his latest release coming from a live score for Serge Bennathan’s choreography for Dancemakers. As a leader, he has run Canada’s first microtonal group, touring Canada playing the works of Harry Partch. He’s won the Freddie Stone Award (given to Canada’s best improvising musician), been nominated for a Juno with the group Maza Meze and recently began working as Co-Artistic Director for the Music Gallery.
Residence: Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
- Performer (MIDI guitar)