Naked Musicians: Nick Zammuto

Last year, Matt Day launched the ongoing film project Naked Musicians. Anyone who has spent any amount of time with musicians during their creative process is already aware of how different being behind the scenes is than listening to the finished record or witnessing a live show. Personalities emerge, tensions rise and the unexpected manifests itself on a scale both minute and grandiose. Naked Musicians strives to catch artists outside of their prepared elements, and in this pursuit is assuredly successful. When I watched A day with Nick Zammuto, the first part of a two part documentary series on the man featured here, I was blindsided by feelings of nostalgia and a longing for some thing that continues to elude identification. It is this feeling that we search for in art of all mediums.

For viewing in China, you may have better luck loading this video on Youtube (god speed to those sans-proxy. You’re on you own, Tonto). To see more from Matt Day, explore the Naked Musicians website. There is plenty to see.

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3 Responses to Naked Musicians: Nick Zammuto

  1. Samantha
    March 1, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Makes me miss the Vermont countryside in a very real way. That pizza looks delicious.
    I’ve never seen anything like that record-drumtrack thing he does in the video. Such a good idea- and the sounds it makes have such interesting tones. Couldn’t make that with a digital machine, that’s for sure.

    • Roger
      March 1, 2012 at 3:29 am #

      I couldn’t agree more about feeling nostalgic for Vermont after watching the video. Such a beautiful state. I miss good pizza, and the beauty of a unique, well-crafted home. You don’t see much of either of those things in China.

      The record idea is amazing- I love how organic it is. Seems like a great way to mix the world of electronic drum tracks and the beauty of analog. And the lasers? I love lasers- such unexpected shapes, and again seems so very organic. Great ideas all around.

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