David Dominique

David Dominique is a musician, composer and music theorist who lives in Somerville, MA. He has written music in many genres, including jazz, electroacoustic, chamber music, theater, rock, and theatre. David released Ritual on December 3, 2013. It is an album of compositions for a unique, jazz-like ensemble that includes flute, violin clarinet and bass clarinet as well as electronics and a hard-driving rhythm group. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with some of the city’s most talented young improvisers as well as contemporary performers (regulars of the LA Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella music series, members Vinny Golia’s small groups, etc). David performed parts of the album with three different small ensembles in LA and Boston. David composed and directed a live chamber music for Starcrosser’s Cut, a theater piece that he had created earlier in 2013. This piece was a collaboration between Joseph Tepperman (playwright/director), with whom he worked last in 2011 on “Tongues Bloody Tongues”, an experimental opera that received critical acclaim in Disney Hall’s REDCAT By Killsonic. Six performances were given to this year’s experimental theater piece, which is a dreamlike, fictional reconstruction of the interview with Lisa Nowak, the NASA astronaut. It was performed in Los Angeles from June 6-16 2013. The piece was praised by multiple mainstream publications, including LA Weekly and USA Today. David also wrote pieces for Tony Arnold, Talea Ensemble. Ensemble L’Arsenale. The Genkin Philharmonic, Lydian String Quartet. Radnofsky Saxophone Quartet. Formalist String Quartet. Nimbus Ensemble. Killsonic is a mobile band consisting of horns drums and accordions. David played trombone with them between 2007 and 2010. His music has been presented and performed in New York, San Francisco and Boston, as well as Berlin, Berlin, San Francisco and Buffalo. He has been a trombonist at festivals such as Coachella, Bumbershoot and San Diego Street Scene. For the spring of 2014, he will be performing a new piece with New York’s Talea Ensemble as well as a large ensemble piece that is sinfonietta-sized at Brandeis University. David’s research interests are in Beat Furrer, Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy music, as well as indie rock from 1967 to present. David presented his paper “Loops Filters, Interruption, Fixation in Beat Furrer’s Invocation VI” to the National Meeting of The Society for Music Theory at Charlotte, NC, The West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Music Theory Southeast in 2013. He was awarded the “Best Student Paper Award”. He was an invited speaker at both the Harvard Summer Composition Institue, and California State University Northridge. He has been awarded awards by The Mellon Foundation and The American Music Center, The Max Kade Foundation and California State University. David has degrees from New York University as well as California State University, Northridge. He studied with Dan Hosken and Liviu Marinescu. He is currently a faculty member at Middlesex Community College and a PhD candidate at Brandeis University in Music Composition Theory. There he teaches a variety courses and studies Music Composition with Eric Chasalow, Yu-Hui Chang, and David Rakowski. from http://daviddominique.com

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