Vanderzee is a classical guitarist turned experimental musician based out of the Catskills in upstate New York. He spends his time foraging for mushrooms, baking bread and yelling into microphones over beats influenced by hyper-pop, hip-hop, rock, jazz and whatever else happens to catch his ear. He holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance from The Mannes School of Music at The New School in NYC.
Vanderzee's debut album, Divergent, oscillates between attitudes of eternal hopefulness to crippling self doubt, grappling with the pressures one puts on oneself to be productive, while simultaneously attempting to not put expectations on the creative process. The seeds of many of these songs were planted while he lived in a Zen monastery, the teachings of which are distilled in all of the music he creates. Inspired by The Killers, 100 gecs, and Dirty Projectors, from the post-punk “The Coming Day” to the sample-heavy “Sit Here And Be,” Divergent serves as an affirmation that despite newfound maturity and self-awareness, the rebellious, misunderstood child within us never grows up.
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