born 1976 [USA], lives and works in Saudi Arabia
Zachary Seldess, a Chicago native now living in Saudi Arabia, is a media artist, composer, teacher, and programmer. He is currently finishing a PhD in composition at The Graduate Center CUNY where his primary teachers were Amnon Wolman and Morton Subotnick. He has received a B.Mus in composition and classical guitar and an M.Mus in classical guitar from Northwestern University. There he studied composition with Alan Stout and Michael Pisaro and guitar with Anne Waller. In 2005, Zachary founded the Intermedia Arts Group, a collective committed to the support and performance of new and interactive media artwork within the CUNY artistic community. He is also co-director of the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival and Conference – featuring three days of mixed-media concert works, interactive sound installations, paper sessions, and workshops.