ZW Buckley is a composer, music producer and teaching artist based out of Seattle, Washington.
A professional maverick, ZW's music spans genre and media. Most recently, ZW provided a pop soundtrack for the Peeka and Mattel collaboration, Barbie: You Can Be A Fashion Designer VR, which marks the popular children toy's first foray into virtual reality. In summer 2023, ZW released his debut solo EP, Fever Dreams at Ruger Place, a collection of breakbeat-heavy electronic songs. Currently, ZW is composing his first opera, which will premiere in the summer of 2024 at the Seattle Opera.
He is a co-founder of Plant Based Audio, a worker-owned game audio studio. In 2022, ZW was honored as a member of The Game Awards Future Class.
Alongside his composition work, ZW is a passionate teaching artist. He is an instructor at the award-winning Point Blank Music School and a private lessons instructor for music producers and composers the world over. ZW serves on the board of directors of the experimental music non-profit, pt.fwd, and the Music Production Advisory Board of Edmonds College.