New York based composer Zach Abramson combines his diverse backgrounds in Classical, Narrative, Popular and Adaptive music to create deep, immersive and visceral musical experiences.
Best known for his work on the Just Cause video game franchise- as composer for Just Cause 4 (2018) and its DLCs (2019), as well as providing additional compositions on Just Cause 3 (2015)- Zach also wrote the music for Systemic Reaction's first title Second Extinction (2020), and is currently composing the score for CONTRABAND - a new AAA open world co-op game published by Xbox Game Studios.
In addition to his work in video games, Zach’s collaborations run the gamut from immersive musical theatre (Mighty Five’s Infinite Funk Odyssey, 2012) to dark independent film (American Bomber, 2013). This wide array of styles and sounds is anchored by his focus on rhythm and visceral emotion, honed by both his classical training and years touring as a bass player with dance bands like French Horn Rebellion.
In 2015, Zach partnered with his close friends and collaborators to join the music and audio production team at YouTooCanWoo, where he has contributed to a number of award-winning documentaries, including the Cinema Eye Honors-nominated score for Mateo, Plamen, Emory Douglas: Art of the Black Panthers, the Webby award-winning Coke Habit, and I Heart NY, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Zach received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Richard Danielpour and Nils Vigeland.