Zach Beever is a composer and pianist whose work focuses on the connection between music and the natural world. A programmer and technology enthusiast, his music often incorporates electronic elements, whether through live processing or computer-aided organizational procedures. He has premiered pieces with soloists Anna Ellsworth and Joshua Thomas-Urlik, as well as with groups including Boston Musica Viva, the Modern Brass Initiative, and the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra.
In additon to concert music, Zach is active as a composer of game soundtracks, working with various indie teams. His biggest enterprise is Project Zomboid, a game that has now sold over 600,000 copies. He has contributed tracks to various collaborative projects as well, such as Freeway: A Skydiving Story and Opposing Force 2. Currently, Zach is working on the soundtrack for the upcoming game House of Many Doors.
Zach has had performances abroad and in the U.S., with an additional reading from The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Zach currently resides in Boston, MA where he attends The Boston Conservatory as a student of Marti Epstein. His private teachers have included Dr. Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Dr. Jan Swafford, and Mischa Salkind-Pearl, with additional lessons from Dr. Oscar Bettison, Dr. Ladislav Kubik, and Clifton Ingram.