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Zac Tiessen is an award-winning composer based near Toronto, Canada. His credits include additional music for Netflix and Ubisoft, as well as the video game soundtrack "Supernova," a score composed for the StarCraft II campaign "UED: First Light."
For his original music, Zac collaborates with fine artist brother, Josh Tiessen. The songs take inspiration and are creatively guided by Josh's hyper-surrealistic imaginative paintings. For "Streams in the Wasteland" and "Vanitas + Viriditas" (exhibited from NY to LA) Zac composed songs for each painting, crafting a world of unique custom textures to match their narratives.
Zac constantly searches for uncommon instruments to experiment with, and also enlists soloists, ensembles and composers to contribute to his tracks. This is all brought together through an ambient cinematic approach, which allows the listener to discover new layers the more they listen and are immersed in the music.
He studied music theory, guitar performance, production (mixing/mastering) and film scoring through UCLA and Berklee College of Music, where he was awarded a Celebrity Scholarship from Grammy-winning producer Don Was. Working out of ZT Music Studio, Tiessen has mastered thousands of songs and soundtracks, including BBC documentaries and Billboard charting albums, with millions of streams online.