SoundWorks Collection: Composer Zack Hemsey from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Hopefully in the new year we will be posting more great interviews like this one where you can see how artists and composers are making their way in the new music industry.


To describe the work and success of 27-year old composer and music producer Zack Hemsey is to describe the current state of music. Inventive. Dedicated. Original.

Zack represents the up-and-coming talent who are working “in the box” using software like Apple Logic.

Last year, Zack composed the original track “Mind Heist” for the trailer of the Oscar winning film “Inception,” letting the world see his true potential. Zack has continued to create memorable musical themes that capture the audience’s attention through his work in trailers for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Ben Affleck’s The Town, and David Schwimmer’s Trust.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.