Zuckerman's focus since the pandemic has been on studio recording projects and producing. Winter/Spring 2021 will see the release of two brand new full length records: The Blue Tarantula and Mirage, exploring the limits of outsider pop, exotica and new wave, with contributions from colleagues and collaborators near and far. Spring will also see the re-master and release of the 2007: "An Early Record", with its nods to musicians Jim O'Rourke and Mayo Thompson. Athens Trio, a concert for strings, in collaboration with HYLE gallery, will have an official studio recording in February of 2021.

Stay in touch here and at @gardener_of_the_apocalypse for news and updates.


―   Fissão – Ostrava Days Festival

―   Ismay: Guide To Ismay Vol.1

―   Aplauso: Os Olhos Escutam

―   Full-Contact Minimalism

―   Penny Film

―   Reading/Non-Reading

―   8 X 8 Composers/Choreographers

―   Bar Bar – Performance

―   Casa de Buonaguro-Foerster

―   Ontopo 2018

―   Magick City Residency

―   How I Pulled Myself Out Of Swamp

―   Capitalist Realism Surinomo

―   Good Samaritans-NYCP

―   Sister-Song Benefit Performance

―   Eyes_1

―   How About A Game

―   Cologne Of The Maghreb

―   Really

―   S.E.M. Ensemble, Emerging Concert

―   The Evening-NYCP

―   The Augur-Untitled Radio

―   Jiro, Digital Painting-Musical

―   Cordelia Film

―   The Harmers – LA

―   The Harmers – NYC

―   Icarus-Film

―   Milarepa Opera Benefit

―   The And Group

―   The Auger – David Lewis Gallery

―   End of The Night Café

―   Ariella Von – Film

―   Wolfe with an E

―   Phoebe Zeitgeist – 16mm Film

―   A Cool Breeze on the Back of the Neck

―   Ivan The Bloodburst -Cassette

―   Scores and Objects


David Louis Zuckerman is a composer, visual artist and writer, working in the mediums of performance installation, new orchestral music and cinema. He is a company member of Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players and an alumnus of the Skowhegan Residency, the Labyrinth Theater Ensemble and the S.E.M. Emerging Composers Workshop. His work has been shown at Ciccio NY, On Stellar Rays, Untitled Miami, David Lewis Gallery, JOAN Los Angeles, Disjecta, Anthology Film Archives, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Kunstverein Cologne, Moma-New Director/New Films, Abron’s Art Center, 83 Pitt Street and others. He studied composition at Berklee College of Music and holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in Video and an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College. Zuckerman has contributed articles to Film Comment and Bomb magazines. A 2015 Rema Hort Mann Grant nominee; his work has been covered in Art in America, LA Weekly, Artforum, Cahiers du Cinema, Purple Magazine, Hyperallergic, The New York Times and Filthy Dreams.

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The Evening-NYCP

Play by Richard Maxwell

David Zuckerman:
Principle Cast, Actor/Musician
Score Arranger 2015/16 TOURS:

Walker Art Center, Minnesota
The Kitchen, NYC On the Boards, Seattle, WA
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
El Borde di si mismo, Mamba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Culturegest, Lisbon, Portugal
Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Belgium
Teatro Arena del Sole, Bologna, Italy
Nanterre Amandiers/Festival d’Automne, Nanterre, France
Theater Garonne, Toulouse, France
La Filature, Mulhouse, France
Made In America, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

The actor playing Beatrice describes Richard Maxwell's father’s death. Beatrice is a bartender/prostitute in a bar. Asi is a fighter and Cosmo is his manager. Cosmo wants to celebrate Asi's win, but Asi wants to talk about getting more fights. Beatrice tells Asi she wants to go to Istanbul, but Asi wants her to stay. A band enters and sets up as Asi takes his steroids. Cosmo wants them all to have fun. They dance as the band plays. Asi realizes Cosmo gave Beatrice money for her trip and gets angry. Asi and Cosmo fight. Asi steals Beatrice’s phone. Beatrice pulls a gun on the two men and gets her phone back. Beatrice tells Cosmo she wants to escape. They talk about whether they're losers or not. Cosmo encourages her to go. He tries for her gun, and fails. Beatrice orders the men to say what they are. She shoots Asi. He doesn't die. She shoots Cosmo and he doesn't die either. Beatrice removes their squib packs. She takes out her suitcase and steps out of the bar and it comes apart. The bar and band are struck. Asi and Cosmo exit. The stage fills with fog and turns white. The actor playing Beatrice puts on snow camouflage, then describes a journey through a vast landscape.