Welcome to The Family Berzurcher. The Family Berzurcher is devoted to discovering the interplay between Art and the Interpreter. What are the consequences of experiencing movies, musick, literature, or visual art today? Using the numerous potential manifestations of short-form observation like essay, review, and fiction, we’ll take a look at creations new and old with a crisp lens. Sometimes a project will be happening. Sometimes the entries will be scattered. Stumble around. Take a look. Argue with me. If you enjoy what you read, join the Family and follow me on Twitter.
My name is Matt Zurcher. I am a currently enrolled in an interdisciplinary degree program at Carnegie Mellon University, scheduled to graduate in May 2013 with a degree in Film and Musicology. I have already graduated from Jefferson Street Elementary School (no longer operational), Beaty Warren Middle School (no, I’m not making that name up), and Warren Area High School (with medium honors, president of c. 422 clubs). I try to keep my grades up, but studying always seems more important than grades.
Since entering college, I’ve done things: Founded/conducted the Warren Festival Chorus and Orchestra, served as Assistant Music Director at the Pittsburgh Opera, written/directed two small plays, written/directed one small film, performed the role of Emcee in a production of Cabaret, assistant directed a production of Urinetown, served on the Board of Directors for Scotch ‘n’ Soda Theater, designed media (video, sound, original music) for the CMU School of Drama, organized a wicked long performance of Terry Riley’s In C, had a couple papers published by erudite (a.k.a. boring) journals, maintained various levels of physical prowess ranging from Apocalypse Brando to Streetcar Brando, performed regionally as a remix artist, and held the Most Enviable Job Ever in the Hunt Library Video Collection.