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Daniel Zongrone is a electro acoustic percussionist

Zongrone grew up in Utica, New York, where he met Dennis Rea. Together with Craig Wuest and other musicians they formed Earthstar. 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. The following year Zongrone received a "Meet the Composer" grant for NYC dance composition. He also recorded his solo album Absolute Zero in 1987.

After a 10 year hiatus from professional music during which Zongrone started a family he composed the soundtrack to the independent film "The Glasshead".

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