Join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a conversation with Daniel Bernard Roumain about his career and upcoming projects. This An n’ Pale will be followed by a special performance. It takes place on Friday, February 20th, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, at 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York. The event is free and open to the public ($10 suggested donation).
Description: Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) acclaimed work as a composer and performer spans more than two decades, and has been commissioned by venerable artists and institutions worldwide. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR is perhaps the only composer whose collaborations traverse the worlds of Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga. Known for his signature violin sounds infused with a myriad of electronic and urban music influences, DBR takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium.
DBR made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2000 with the American Composers Orchestraperforming his Harlem Essay for Orchestra, a Whitaker commission. He earned his doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan under the tutelage of William Albright, William Bolcom, and Michael Daugherty and was the first artist to be awarded Arizona State University’s prestigious Gammage Residency, “a three-year commitment to an extraordinary performing artist that includes performance, creative time and resources, intensive training for ASU students and local artists and engagement with many of the local communities.”
DBR is currently working on We Shall Not Be Moved, a new chamber opera commissioned by Opera Philadelphia, Meditations for Raising Boys, a new oratorio commissioned by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and BOUNCE: A Basketball Opera in 4 Quarters, commissioned by Ardea Arts.
For more information, see http://haiticulturalx.org/program-05