Daniel Zongrone Art rock Artist

Daniel Zongrone is an American musician currently living in Greenville, South Carolina. Zongrone is best known for his work as a member of the electronic music group Earthstar in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is currently a solo jazz musician working with various local musicians. In 1986 Zongrone received a "Meet the Composer" grant for New York City dance composition. Some of the compositions and recordings which resulted were used in the soundtrack for the 1998 independent horror film The Glasshead. In 1987, Zongrone recorded his only solo album to date, Absolute Zero. Zongrone was born and raised in Utica, New York. He received his first drum at the age of six and made his first public appearance in a street parade. Before the parade ended another young boy took his drum and broke it over his head. Young enough to realize this was not a problem, Zongrone continued to bang the drum. He received his first drum set at the age of 12 while window shopping with Grandma in a local pawn shop on Stueben street in Cornhill. He began playing with school friends and enjoyed the girls it attracted.

Personal details

Date of birth
1957
Nationality
United States of America

Musical acts

1.Earthstar Krautrock, Ambient music, Electronic music

Earthstar was an electronic music group originally from Utica, New York, in the United States. Earthstar was encouraged by Krautrock/Kosmische Musik/electronic music artist, composer, and producer Klaus Schulze to relocate to Germany where they were signed by Sky Records. Schulze produced their second and most successful album, French Skyline. Earthstar is notable as the only American band who participated in Germany's Kosmische Musik/electronic music scene while still at its height. The Earthstar entry in the New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock describes the wall of sound on the second and third albums: "[Group leader Craig] Wuest's vision propels these two albums, his desire apparently is to create music that doesn't necessarily suggest a particular instrument, rather creates a new texture. Therefore, though there are credits for flute, guitar, bass, violin, viola, French horn, sitar and vocals, it's pretty hard to distinguish any of these..." Earthstar's style on French Skyline has been compared to Wolfgang Bock, Sangiuliano, and Klaus Schulze's own recordings. Other albums have a softer style with more distinct instrumentation.

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