Nick Zielinski is a Decorahan, a drummer, and musical improviser with Mid Western roots. Nick’s work also provides all of the music for this podcast!
Growing up with a parent who was also a Methodist Pastor, Nick found himself living in multiple different communities through his early years, but finding percussion and drums became a consistent focus. Nick found himself following many of the traditional paths of orchestral and classical training – but also knew he wanted to explore more of the “edges” around improvisation and styles. It was his time in Ann Arbor Michigan that allowed a path further into this world – which would shape his creative process and many partnerships.
Eventually landing in the Minneapolis / St. Paul region, Nick had several formative years getting to take in the rich and diverse scene that continues to come out of this Midwest beacon. Nick studied with other improvisers like drummer Dave King of the Bad Plus, and continued forming groups and partnerships like the Banzat Trio, ARP of the Covenant, and more.
All of the original music that you hear on the “Rhymes With” podcast is the creative work of Nick. One of the world’s that he has dove deep into since moving to Decorah in 2021 has been creating, programming, and playing electronic elements with his drumming and percussion work. These “little robot friends” are a collection of technology that continues to expand and open doors and windows into new worlds of improvisation.
But don’t take our word for it – listen to the show to check it all out.
Nick also teaches Drum, improvisation, and electronic music lessons, and can be contacted through his website.
Don’t miss the ArtHaus “Improvisers Orchestra” series that runs once a month all Spring long. Check out the details for events in February, March, April, and May 2023 by clicking here.
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