Dan Zongrone

Dan Zongrone

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Daniel Zongrone
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Daniel Zongrone is a percussionist and keyboardist currently based in South Carolina. He is best known for his work in the electronic music group Earthstar in the late 70s and early 80s.

Zongrone grew up in Utica, New York, where he met Dennis Rea and Norm Peach during the early '70s. In 1977 all three musicians joined together with Craig Wuest and other area musicians to form Earthstar, with Zongrone serving as percussionist. They were signed by Nashville-based Moontower records which released their debut album, Salterbarty Tales the following year. Earthstar was then encouraged by electronic music artist, composer, and producer Klaus Schulze to relocate to Germany where they were signed by Sky Records. Zongrone made the move in time to join the recording sessions for the band's third album, Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! (1981), playing piano and vibraphone.

After Earthstar dissolved Zongrone again collaborated with Dennis Rea, composing music for an exhibition of painter and former Earthstar violinist Daryl Trivieri's work at the Semaphore East Gallery in New York City in 1985. The following year Zongrone received a NEA "Meet the Composer" grant for NYC dance performance. He also recorded his solo album Absolute Zero in 1987. He composed the soundtrack to the independent film "The Glasshead". Currently Zongrone is a soundtrack composer for film, theater and live performance.
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Dan Zongrone Discography

Instruments & Performance

MV611 Earthstar Earthstar - Salterbarty Tales(LP, Album) Moontower Records MV611 US 1978 Sell This Version
SKY 051, sky 051 Earth Star* Earth Star* - Atomkraft? Nein, Danke!(LP, Album) Sky Records, Sky Records SKY 051, sky 051 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SKY 069 Earthstar Earthstar - Humans Only(LP, Album) Sky Records SKY 069 Germany 1982 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

MV611 Earthstar Shades (as D.Z.) and 1 more… Earthstar - Salterbarty Tales(LP, Album) Moontower Records MV611 US 1978 Sell This Version
SKY 051, sky 051 Earth Star* Earth Star* - Atomkraft? Nein, Danke!(LP, Album) Sky Records, Sky Records SKY 051, sky 051 Germany 1981 Sell This Version