BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Adam Kantor & Preston Sadleir Perform Zack Zadek's 'Something There'
What happens when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak discuss a groundbreaking idea? That's what composer Zack Zadek explores in the song "Something There" from his musical The Crazy Ones. Adam Kantor and Preston Sadleir brought this song to life at our concert at Joe's Pub - check out their performance below!
According to Zadek, "'Something There' was a really interesting song to write for the show - because it in many way serves as the character foundation for the character of Steve Jobs. This was the first song I wrote for Steve, and it very much was a process of exploring and beginning to define his voice, both musically and lyrically, for the rest of the piece. I wanted the song to capture Steve's drive and love for creation, and the way he allows an idea to completely consume him once it has stricken. Writing the song musically was also somewhat defining, as it lives in the world of the late 70's - strumming acoustic guitars, big drums - yet all trying to be filtered through a somewhat modern lens."
Zadek is a Long Island born composer/lyricist and singer/songwriter. His work has been heard at the Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, 54 Below, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, and as part of "In The Valley: The Songs of Zack Zadek" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Zack's sold-out musical 6, an intimate telling of six New Yorkers who, by six degrees of separation, unknowingly change each other's lives, was selected by the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival and is currently undergoing development. In addition to writing and performing new musical theatre, Zack is an active solo artist who has banged on pianos across New York, London, and Los Angeles. His current projects include The Crazy Ones, a new musical about Steve Jobs and Apple, Inc., The Party In My Mind, a new immersive dance song cycle, and upcoming solo EP. Zack is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatist's Guild of America. Follow him @zackzadek!
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