Tao Zervas is a music composer, producer and sound artist based in New York City. He brings to his work many years of experience in the alternative rock scene as a songwriter, producer and guitar player for the critically acclaimed bands Summer Suspiria and Soulpusher. Tao is currently the creator of numerous scores for film, television and commercial media, as well as sound design and gallery installations. Acknowledged for his ability to meld his clients’ intentions and commercial needs with artistic innovation, Tao’s music is well known for its depth, integrity and attention to detail.
A partial list of Tao’s work in the last 21 years starting with the most recent follows:
Music featured in the Minos Papas sci-fi short film “The Harvester Generation”, March 2020
Music for a series of videos for the Rockefeller Foundation, Summer 2018
Music Score for the advertising campaign film for the Four Seasons hospitality group, Spring 2018
Score for the 8 episode series “Switch” directed by Stavroula Tosca, Winter 2018
Score for the feature film Fatherland (Vaterland) directed by Katharina Rohrer, Spring 2017
Score for the film “In the Vice” directed by Katya Grishakove, Spring 2017
Soundtrack for the Watershed startup campaign and instructional Video series, Winter 2017
Soundtrack for Video Game “People of Earth” derived from the TBS TV series, Fall 2016
Score for the film “Pronoia” directed by Nick Efteriathes. Spring 2016
Score for the film “Tango on the Balcony” directed by Michael Papas. Winter 2016
Score for the feature film “Swing Away” directed by Michael Nickles. Fall 2015
Music for Estee Lauder (Clinique) ad campaign. Summer 2015
Score for the feature film : Beneath the Olive tree” directed by Stavroula Toska and narrated by Olympia Doukakis. Multi award winner in festivals around the globe. 2014
Score for the short film : “A short story about guns” award winner at the Tribeca film festival in 2013, directed by Minos Papas.
Scores for the films: “Wantless” directed by Kat Rohrer, “The Politics of Conflict” directed by Minos Papas and “The Meet” directed by Robert Mowatt. Fall 2011
Music for the ad campaign of Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Nook Color and the new Nook tablet composed and produced 2010-2011.
“ The Sleeping Giants” : Producing, composing and recording the music for a tribute album to the music artists that created the progressive rock scene of the 70’s with the participation of many of these same artists. Est. album release: Ongoing
“Abandoned Realities” : Multimedia symphonic/electronic.work, Est. release Spring 2013.
“Little Ulysses and the Cyclops” Orchestral score and songs for the feature film released in December 2010.
“Wisdom and ways to care” Score for the Documentary on Dorothy Height. Spring 2010.
“The Greek Spy 2”: A follow up to the successful Greek Spy release, Spring 2009.
“Shutterbug” : Ambient electronic film score for the feature film 2008. After a festival run the film was commercially released in the USA in the Spring of 2010 along with the soundtrack album which received great reviews.
Music and Sound Design for a host of clients that include: NBC, FOX Films, Disney, Mattel, MTV, A&E, NIKE, SBC Communications, Elite Models LA, Swietlik Publishing, LA Studios, Evolution TV, Public Interest Productions TV ad campaign, Carthos Game company, LYSR law firm, Subway, Ascent Digital Media. 1999-2010.
“House of Women”: Film score for the feature film, directed by Aaron Lehman. Spring 2007.
“ Absolute Calm”: Film score for the short film directed by Roey Shmool. July 20. Shown at the Cannes film festival May 2008.
“The Greek Spy”: Album release. A unique blend of World music with IDM and Electronica. Winter 2006. A number of the tracks from the album have been licensed on different mediums worldwide.
”Julia”: Tribute album for Julia Zervas who was the singer of Soulpusher 2006-2007. Tao Zervas wrote, produced and recorded all the music.
”Inharmony (Secret Paths)”: Film score for the international feature film by acclaimed director Michael Pappas. 2004.
”The Incredibles” Sound effects and sound design for Pixar’s web game of the groundbreaking film. 2004.
“Kallipolis”: Film score for the short film directed by Minos Pappas, which won several festival awards. 2004.
”Unreal”: Three songs contributed to soundtrack of feature film. 2004.
”First Wave” Sci-fi television series created by Pearson television and co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola. Song “Love is Strange” was featured in the series. 1999.
Art in General: Winter Works 1998. Sonic installations.
Soulpusher album “The Supersensual Life” 1998 (Top ten selling album at mp3.com for 6 consecutive months).
Soulpusher album “Inviolet” (Existential Records) 1995.