body of work

  • Sports, Weather, Time & Spacea new solo album of original songs about the big and small universe.  writing, performing, production (along with Dave Mallen). March 2014.
  • Closer to the Surfacea book of poetry and paintings. December 2013.
  • Porch / Kitchen, a video painting from my Bachelor Party weekend, featuring improvised music from myself and Chris Barrick.  May 2013.
  • Mid-steep, a collaboration with Grant Williams about tea and ceremony.
  • Lines, a collaboration with Scott Colman using field recordings from the DC Metro and colorful music.  concept and production.  November 2012.
  • Zia Calls it a Night, a live podcast designed to relax and heal, featuring beautiful music and experimental interviews.
  • Urban Yoga, an instructional video. released July 2012, with Aleena Hassan.  Writing, editing, directing.
  • Meaning, a conversation with a young philosopher. released June 2012.  Editing.
  • Loveda film about love made in Malaysia & Singapore. released May 2012.  Directing, editing, music.
  • Fancy-Fleury Wedding, a wedding documentation.  Filming, editing.
  • One Card Studan engagement proposal magic idea.  released April 2012.  Concept, editing.
  • Living Room Sessions, a series of live acoustic performances. started March 2012. Performances, producing, editing.
  • Stop Stealing Dreams, a Seth Godin audio book.  released April 2012. Featured on Seth’s lens. Narrating, editing, production.
  • Valentine Sessions, a series of custom songs from lovers to lovers.  released February 2012. writing, producing.
  • Imaginary Ends, a weird podcast/blog.  writing, music direction, producing.
  • Birthday Sessions, a series of improvised musical birthday greetings.  started January 2012. producing.
  • Backstage at the Wootton Galaa behind-the-scenes look at the Wootton Theater Les Mis Reunion. released October, 2011. filming, editing.
  • The CLI Tool, an instructional video for Procurement for the Public Sector. released June 2011. Narrating, editing.
  • The Vanishing Act, a series of songs to be played live once and never again.  writing, producing.  released April 2011.
  • The Flop, The Turn, The River, a sonic memory of dadi/nanima with field recordings and interview from the smokey mountains. released April 2011. recording, producing, writing. [album download]
  • Dark Stars, an experimental audio-visual collaboration with David Sharrocks.
  • Music Heals Concert Series, a fundraising musical performance.  performed in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010. raised money for cancer, pakistan, LGBT youth.
  • Scenes, a collaboration with Andrew Kurland.  Writing, singing, playing, producing. Released September 2010.
  • Internet Concerts, a series of online broadcasts from Zia’s bedroom.  producing, performing.  started August 2010.
  • Zia Hassan & His Fancy Band, a live rock band release.  Singing, writing, playing. with Mike Gale, Dan Koehler, Grant Williams.  started June 2010. [videos]
  • Collision, a collaboration fundraising experiment among friends.  raised money for rebuilding in Haiti after earthquake.  stage show & album. released March 2010.  [videos] [podcasts]
  • Grow Slow, debut album.  Producing & writing.  released November 2009.
  • Midnight Sun, a vivid film about an Alaskan journey, with real Alaskan night lighting, released summer 2009.
  • Love is Waiting, debut album with Andrew Kurland.  producing, writing.  released September 2007. [videos]
  • zrecs, an email music discovery service.  started September 2007.
  • RA Central, a process tool for Resident Assistants at American University in 2006-2007.
  • Midnight Echos: The Complete Works, restoration project.  recordings and dreams from Zia’s high school and college years (1999-2007).  with Utkarsh Ambudkar, Nick Blaemire, Danica Dora.