Zane Kuchera Multimedia Production & Design uses technology, engineering, and innovation to integrate the artistic and scientific worlds of audio and visual media, providing rich and compelling sensory experiences.
Zane is an award-winning software engineer, specializing in the design and implementation of real-time data acquisition & control systems for computer network devices installed at Disney Theme Parks and other large performance venues by Crest Audio and Peavey NexSys products, DOD military GPS Radiac mapping equipment, and remote access and network router management by Microcom, Compaq, Bay Networks, and Nortel. Computer Systems Management applications designed by Zane and his development teams are utilized by companies such as Stratus that are installed in bank and stock market data centers for mission-critical applications requiring fault tolerant and redundancy computer systems.
Zane Kuchera is an audio engineer, contemporary songwriter, composer and orchestrator. He earned a Master Certificate from Berklee College of Music in Orchestration for Film and TV and a Lyric Writing Specialist Certificate. Zane arranges for large orchestral ensembles and smaller contemporary pop/jazz/R&B bands.
Zane has written music available in many music libraries throughout the world for TV & film music supervisors to license for synchronization. He has also composed several theatrical musicals, and contributed to several placements for TV advertisements, documentaries, and independent films IMDb.
As a music producer and recording engineer, Zane assists musicians with arranging, mixing, and mastering their album releases in his recording studio. Zane teaches music theory, songwriting, piano, and voice techniques.
As the ASCAP music publisher Zane Kuchera Music and as an ASCAP composer, his music is published on all of the top music streaming services, including Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and AMI Entertainment. Zane is also the BMI publisher Zane Kuchera Worldwide Music Publishing.
- This SoundCloud playlist always includes 30 second previews of my newest songs:
- This Spotify playlist always has previews of my vocal mix releases:
Empathy 2022 Album
In Voice 2021 Album
10/30/22 Zane Kuchera is the “Empathy 2022” album producer, composer, and performing artist for the vocal studio album “Empathy 2022“, and physical CD. 12 Pop/Adult Contemporary/Jazz/Easy Listening original songs with lyricists spanning the globe. Accompanying Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle digital formats. YouTube video preview.
10/22/22 My new physical CD “Empathy 2022” (12 Pop songs by 12 lyricists from around the world) will be manufactured and shipped directly to you from Kunaki … http://Kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00Z7EE3U&PP=1
9/5/22 Press Release “Zane Kuchera Music releases his “Empathy 2022” album”
9/3/22 Amazon.com distributes my songbooks as both eBooks (Kindle) and printed bound paperback books (standard letter size)
7/30/22 My recent solo piano/vocal/guitar sheet music is published through Hal Leonard and available for download at SheetMusicPlus.com and SheetMusicDirect.com using these links:
5/20/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Long Story Short – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Long Story Short” (Pop) – Longing for that happy ending, real or imagined. Lyrics by Aisha De Freitas (Canada), music & performance by Zane Kuchera
5/7/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Just You And Me – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Just You And Me” – a joyful song about discovering new love, pushing past doubts and fears, being more than just friends, two hearts stronger together. Words by Suzanne Carroll (Ireland), music & performance by Zane Kuchera
4/22/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Yellow Balloon
“Yellow Balloon” (Pop) – a cover of the song by the incomparable Zola (words & music). Piano: Zola Shuman (South Africa), voice: Zane Kuchera
4/21/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Masterpiece – EP
“Masterpiece” (Pop/AC) – “We weren’t a masterpiece. We were a catastrophe”. Lyrics by Sarah Harris of Synchronicity House Media, music and performance by Zane Kuchera.
3/26/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Fairy Tale – EP
“Fairy Tale” (Pop/AC) – A Disney princess kind of song with words like “Jumping into fairy tales, looking for one that will last, finding it’s harder each time with a heart that’s made of glass”, and other profound and empathic lyrics by Sarah Harris of Synchronicity House Media, music & performance by Zane Kuchera
3/11/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Going For The Gold – EP
Pop/AC – Wistful, sensitive… guitars, strings, woodwinds… think Sondheim…
“Going For The Gold” – An Olympic athlete’s sacrifices and emotional struggles portrayed as an upward climb towards distant goals while also feeling hungry for a fullness forced to deny. Words: Christopher Wisdom, music & performance: Zane Kuchera
12/13/21 Zane Kuchera Music released the new Pop/Adult Contemporary/Jazz/Easy Listening vocal album “In Voice 2021” on CD. 20 original songs with lyricists spanning the globe, including Spain, Hungary, Ireland, and the UK. Manufactured and shipped to order at: http://Kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00MHOC43&PP=1
12/21/21 Zane Kuchera Music released In Voice – album
(20 Vocal tracks) Titles: lyrics by Ron Paul: (Breaking News, Chasing Tomorrow, In Love’s Power To Hold, Lines By Default, Tearing Apart), lyrics by David M. Murray: (Christmas Was Here, Fourth And Vine, You Drive Me Crazy), lyrics by Christopher Wisdom: (Don’t Even Want To Try), lyrics by Keith Gilman: (Holdin’ On, Someday, Talking In The Rain, Where Do You Go?), lyrics by Katie Sage: (Inner True), lyrics by Suzanne Carroll: (The Only Home I Know), lyrics by Tate-Madison Bell: (Lavender Fields), lyrics by Bogi Taylor: (Let In The Breezy, Letters In A Book, Tiny Stars), lyrics by John Longmuir: (Somewhere)
“Zane’s unique music and production creativity is shown off here in this song’s gorgeous instrumental intro, middle and outro riffs, and in its pretty melodic verses that are enhanced by Zane’s sweet vocal tones in his interpretation of Bogi Taylor’s Breezy lyrics” – Zola (Music Producer)
“My favorite part of the whole song is how you switched the rhythm from ternary to binary beat to embody the lyrics’ summons to ‘get up out of your chair…” It is so cool. I literally felt edgy where I was sitting before I even could hear the exact lyrics or knew what you were doing rhythmically. Then I went back to figure out how you did that. In the whole song you manage to melodically and harmonically subtly convey the longing and the imperative to take a risk. ” – Martha Rogers (Music Education Professional)
“Absolutely beautiful. The lyrics and the melody melded so perfectly and what a beautiful message reminded me of a Disney song in the best sense. A Positive inspirational song loved it!!!” – Elaine Mata Jones (Composer/Performing Artist)
“Kuchera drives the song ever onward with unresolved chords which show that letting the breeze in is good for a stagnant, stubborn soul. “ – Bonnie MacLeod (Pianist/Composer/Cabaret Artist)
- This SoundCloud playlist includes my song collaboration with Elena J. She’s on vocals, I’m the band.
Listen to Zane’s original songs in their entirety as playlists on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/zanekuchera/sets)