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November 20, 2008 — Daniel Roumain

Composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) will perform his critically-acclaimed etudes4violin&electric, a work that fuses classical music with electronica and hip-hop as part of his two day residency at Drexel. The Boston Globe reports, "One minute you'll think he's a classical musician, the next a jazz improviser. Then you'll think he's into electronica or ambient noise. Truth is, all of these descriptions apply over the course of his brilliant new nine-track album, etudes4violin&electronix." The Haitian-American musician, fresh off recent performances at Carnegie Hall and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, will take the stage in the Bossone Auditorium with Elan Vytal (aka DJ Scientific) and keyboardist Wynne Bennett. The free concert, supported by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, is on Thursday, November 20th at 8 PM.

Daniel's residency will include lectures and master classes for students who participate in Drexel's music ensembles. He will rehearse with students and faculty, teaching about his style that sculpts unique sounds into ground-breaking arrangements. For more information about Daniel's residency, please contact Music Program Director Mike Moss at mdm79@drexel.edu.

Early in his career DBR composed orchestral pieces for chamber ensembles, but he soon branched out adding parts for electronic instruments and turntables. Some of DBR's latest work contains video and spoken-word elements to create extended-length compositions such as Darwin's Meditation for the People of Lincoln, a grandly conceived work that employs SymphoNYC, a 20-piece chamber ensemble.

DETAILS:

  • Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) featuring Elan Vytal aka DJ Scientific and Wynne Bennett
  • etudes4violin&electronix
  • Bossone Auditorium, (3128 Market St.)
  • Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 8 PM
  • FREE and open to the public
  • For more information, call 215-895-1029 or visit www.drexel.edu/westphal

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