ZW Buckley is a Seattle-based composer, producer, and educator. From personal projects to his work producing game soundtracks, Buckley's music is at charismatic, catchy, and danceable.
Buckley's music for media can be found on The 1099 Podcast as well as Machine Elf Studios's upcoming action RPG, Laxidaze. His most recent personal project is Memories of You, a tribute to the Persona series and its influence on his life growing up in small town middle America.
Born and raised in central Illinois to a working-class family of Irish, Lebanese, and German descent, Buckley began singing at a young age. His journey from high school choir president to video game composer found Buckley taking many detours along the way. He found himself performing with indie bands, recording dialogue for major ad campaigns, archiving exhibitions from legendary artists David Wojnarowicz and Keith Haring, producing an interactive exhibition for Irish filmmaker Jonah King, and researching music-led virtual realities before returning to his first loves of composing and video games.
Buckley is also passionate about video game and music technology education. He teaches private lessons as part of his music production practice. Buckley also holds an M.S. in Creative Technologies from Illinois State University, where he published and presented his research on sound art and music-led virtual realities in Japan and the UK.
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