Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine lauded Tom Nazziola’s score to The Golem, saying of the composer: “His talent is rare. His contribution indispensable.” On August 13 Nazziola releases Distant Places, a collection of works that reflect both outward curiosity and internal exploration. The composer/percussionist showcases his global influences through a wide array of rhythms, timbres, and instrumentation. Nazziola also explores his own memories and experiences, especially in the Rochester Suite – where he spent formative college years. Whether far away in years or location, the distant places referenced here shaped the composer’s unique perspective and compositional voice.