New York, NY
Daniel Bernard Roumain is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in New York. His music was performed by the American Composers’ Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and by other groups at the Holland Dance Festival, Teatrico Olimpico in Rome, and Zellerbach Hall in Los Angeles, among other venues. He has composed and performed live with several dance companies and choreographers, including Bill T. Jones, Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company, and Coyote Dancers. He has collaborated with performance artist John Fleck, composer Philip Glass, and DJ Spooky. Roumain began performing professionally as a child and has worked with such diverse artists as Dizzy Gillespie and Two Live Crew. He holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Daniel Bernard Roumain is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in New York.Artist Bio
I, Composer synthesizes Daniel Roumain’s work as a classical composer and hip-hop artist. The music in I, Composer is both played live on electric/acoustic violin and sampled from drum loops, percussion, synthesizers, and a string quartet. The text is comprised of sampled conversations recorded in the neighborhood and spoken elements that convey aspects of urban African-American experience and its influence on American culture as a whole. A reflection of life in Harlem, the work encompasses a broad stylistic range, including hip-hop, rock, jazz, and improvisation.