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Cornelius Dufallo

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Cornelius Dufallo is an innovative composer and violinist at the forefront of the American contemporary music scene.  The New York Times hails him one of the “new faces of new music” and praises his “alluring” solo performances and “imaginative” compositions. Dufallo’s ongoing commitment to cutting edge music ingenuity has led him to cofounding FLUX (1997 – ?), Ne(x)tworks (2002- 12) as well as playing with the prestigious ETHEL quartet (2005- 12) and as a member of the VisionIntoArt Artist program (current). These profound partnerships and collaborations have inspired Dufallo’s musical palette into a synergetic sensitivity that play within music’s structural framework.
 
A virtuosic, adventurous and reflective violinist, Dufallo enjoys working with cutting-edge technology, such as the K-BOW by famed instrument designer Keith McMillan, and visual multi-media. In his own composition, DREAM STREETS, which features both, Dufallo was declared “an intensely introspective thinker who is committed to visual communication as he is to the purely musical, he has come along just as technology is ready for him” (Washington Post). His work in technology illustrates, “how much amplification can expand the instrument’s palette. Far from robbing the violin of its beauty, electronics add textural elements and graduations of timbre that the acoustic instrument cannot approximate” (Steve Smith, The New York Times).
 
This season, Dufallo will continue his JOURNALING series, a chronicle of collaborations with living composers while tracking various paths in 21st century music. Also a critically acclaimed album- listed as Album of the Week by WQXR in 2012- the compositions include works for solo violin and violin + electronics by John King, Joan Jeanrenaud, Huang Ruo, Vijay Iyer, John Luther Adams, and Kenji Bunch. “A truly sonic view of the modern violin as observed by many modern perspectives” (Chris McGovern, Mediatapper).
 
Developing a collaborative spirit both as composer and violinist from his FLUX and Ne(x)tworks years, Dufallo is developing projects with notable composers, Paola Prestini, Kinan Azmeh and Hafez Modirzadeh this season. With Prestini, Dufallo will play solo violin in the world premiere of Labyrinth: House of Solitude, at the Krannert Center. This work has been presented in its workshop form at River to River Festival, in New York City, Atlas Performing Arts, in Washington DC, and Bay Chamber Concerts, in Rockport, ME. With Azmeh, Dufallo and he are collaborating on a new work for violin, clarinet and electronics with video by Kevork Mourad or Bahar Bahbahani. Dufallo and Azmeh will launch VisionIntoArt’s inaugural Ferus Festival in May 2013 as part of its JohnZorn@60 Residency with The Stone in New York City and also play at the DROM this season. Next, Dufallo will continue to develop with Modirzadeh in his new work, “Convergence Liberation.” Dufallo will share the stage with notables Vijay Iyer (piano), Amir El Saffar (trumpet) and Modirzadeh himself (saxophone). Finally, Dufallo’s compositional highlight of the 2013/14 season will be a fifteen minute dance commission for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at UAlbany Performing Art Center in January 2014.
 
Dufallo continues to expand his discography with a second volume to his Journaling CD, slated for release in xxx. This CD will include commissions by Todd Reynolds, XX and more. Dufallo’s debut solo album, Dream Streets (Innova Recordings, 2009), is a collection of his own compositions for electric violin.  Time Out New York calls it “a beautiful, evocative disc of electroacoustic soundscapes… all [of which] serve as apt reminders of this vital artist’s considerable gifts.”  In a review for Arcane Candy, Garry Davis writes that Dream Streets ranges “from soaring, melodic notes to repetitive Terry Riley-like riffs… gentle sawing to all-out country-inspired hoe-downs… it’s all reverb-drenched and spread across the stereo field like a rock band… squirrelly electronics and deep atmospheric field recordings – cawing birds, rain, traffic ambience – find their way into the mix, and it all melds together in a most pleasing manner.” He also appears as violinist on recent and forthcoming albums of music by Anna Clyne (VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN), Corey Dargel, John King and Neil Rolnick and has recorded for the Mode, Tzadik, Cantaloupe and Innova labels.
 
Dufallo has toured the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing in the Aspen Music Festival, the Bang On A Can Marathon, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Taipei International Music Festival.  He has played with a variety of jazz and rock artists including Ornette Coleman, Kurt Elling, Butch Morris, Okkyung Lee, Thomas Dolby, Todd Rudgren, and Jill Sobule and worked with today’s most adventurous composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Phil Kline, Joan La Barbara, Jacob TV and Vijay Iyer.
 
Dufallo’s compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe. Recently commissioned works include Senescence Music (for ETHEL), Mindscape 1 (for OTHERSHORE Dance Company), and Night Visions (for pianist Jenny Lin’s album American Insomniac). Dufallo was a featured American composer at the Library of Congress, where the Flux Quartet performed his Afterimage: the Crossing of Invisible Paths.
 
Since XXX Dufallo has performed frequently with the interdisciplinary multimedia group VisionIntoArt (VIA). This New York-based ensemble is directed by composer Paola Prestini and is comprised of many of the city’s most compelling artists all working together to create exciting programs that brim with artistic and intellectual virtuosity. VisionIntoArt has concertized regularly throughout New York City and Europe. With VIA, Mr. Dufallo has been involved in creating new video with filmmaker Carmen Kordas for his own solo violin work, DREAM STREETS, Paola Prestini’s HUBBLE CANTATA, Bay Chamber Concerts, July 2013, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 2013; Paola Prestini’s LABYRINTH:HOUSE OF SOLITUDE, Krannert Center, February 2014. He will also be featured on VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN by Anna Clyne, slated for release in Spring 2014, and participate in their inaugural Ferus Festival Series at the Stone in May, 2014. Because of his commitment to VisionIntoArt, he is has been declared a VIA Artist. This special program nurtures the artistic journey by providing administrative and managerial support to a few selected artists whose work has been previously commissioned by VIA.
 
 
A dedicated violin teacher, Dufallo frequently presents master classes, guest lectures, and workshops at schools and colleges around the country. He has served as Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Fredonia and also as a teaching artist for the Lincoln Center Institute, American String Teachers Association, and the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composers Apprentice Project.  With this spirit of service, Dufallo founded CBD Music, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public interest in and understanding of the musical arts through the presentation and promotion of new music. He holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.
 
 
Cornelius Dufallo is an innovative composer and violinist at the forefront of the American contemporary music scene.  The New York Times hails him one of the “new faces of new music” and praises his “alluring” solo performances and “imaginative” compositions. Dufallo’s ongoing commitment to cutting edge music ingenuity has led him to cofounding FLUX (1997 – ?), Ne(x)tworks (2002- 12) as well as playing with the prestigious ETHEL quartet (2005- 12) and as a member of the VisionIntoArt Artist program (current). These profound partnerships and collaborations have inspired Dufallo’s musical palette into a synergetic sensitivity that play within music’s structural framework.
 
A virtuosic, adventurous and reflective violinist, Dufallo enjoys working with cutting-edge technology, such as the K-BOW by famed instrument designer Keith McMillan, and visual multi-media. In his own composition, DREAM STREETS, which features both, Dufallo was declared “an intensely introspective thinker who is committed to visual communication as he is to the purely musical, he has come along just as technology is ready for him” (Washington Post). His work in technology illustrates, “how much amplification can expand the instrument’s palette. Far from robbing the violin of its beauty, electronics add textural elements and graduations of timbre that the acoustic instrument cannot approximate” (Steve Smith, The New York Times).
 
This season, Dufallo will continue his JOURNALING series, a chronicle of collaborations with living composers while tracking various paths in 21st century music. Also a critically acclaimed album- listed as Album of the Week by WQXR in 2012- the compositions include works for solo violin and violin + electronics by John King, Joan Jeanrenaud, Huang Ruo, Vijay Iyer, John Luther Adams, and Kenji Bunch. “A truly sonic view of the modern violin as observed by many modern perspectives” (Chris McGovern, Mediatapper).
 
Developing a collaborative spirit both as composer and violinist from his FLUX and Ne(x)tworks years, Dufallo is developing projects with notable composers, Paola Prestini, Kinan Azmeh and Hafez Modirzadeh this season. With Prestini, Dufallo will play solo violin in the world premiere of Labyrinth: House of Solitude, at the Krannert Center. This work has been presented in its workshop form at River to River Festival, in New York City, Atlas Performing Arts, in Washington DC, and Bay Chamber Concerts, in Rockport, ME. With Azmeh, Dufallo and he are collaborating on a new work for violin, clarinet and electronics with video by Kevork Mourad or Bahar Bahbahani. Dufallo and Azmeh will launch VisionIntoArt’s inaugural Ferus Festival in May 2013 as part of its JohnZorn@60 Residency with The Stone in New York City and also play at the DROM this season. Next, Dufallo will continue to develop with Modirzadeh in his new work, “Convergence Liberation.” Dufallo will share the stage with notables Vijay Iyer (piano), Amir El Saffar (trumpet) and Modirzadeh himself (saxophone). Finally, Dufallo’s compositional highlight of the 2013/14 season will be a fifteen minute dance commission for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at UAlbany Performing Art Center in January 2014.
 
Dufallo continues to expand his discography with a second volume to his Journaling CD, slated for release in xxx. This CD will include commissions by Todd Reynolds, XX and more. Dufallo’s debut solo album, Dream Streets (Innova Recordings, 2009), is a collection of his own compositions for electric violin.  Time Out New York calls it “a beautiful, evocative disc of electroacoustic soundscapes… all [of which] serve as apt reminders of this vital artist’s considerable gifts.”  In a review for Arcane Candy, Garry Davis writes that Dream Streets ranges “from soaring, melodic notes to repetitive Terry Riley-like riffs… gentle sawing to all-out country-inspired hoe-downs… it’s all reverb-drenched and spread across the stereo field like a rock band… squirrelly electronics and deep atmospheric field recordings – cawing birds, rain, traffic ambience – find their way into the mix, and it all melds together in a most pleasing manner.” He also appears as violinist on recent and forthcoming albums of music by Anna Clyne (VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN), Corey Dargel, John King and Neil Rolnick and has recorded for the Mode, Tzadik, Cantaloupe and Innova labels.
 
Dufallo has toured the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing in the Aspen Music Festival, the Bang On A Can Marathon, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Taipei International Music Festival.  He has played with a variety of jazz and rock artists including Ornette Coleman, Kurt Elling, Butch Morris, Okkyung Lee, Thomas Dolby, Todd Rudgren, and Jill Sobule and worked with today’s most adventurous composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Phil Kline, Joan La Barbara, Jacob TV and Vijay Iyer.
 
Dufallo’s compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe. Recently commissioned works include Senescence Music (for ETHEL), Mindscape 1 (for OTHERSHORE Dance Company), and Night Visions (for pianist Jenny Lin’s album American Insomniac). Dufallo was a featured American composer at the Library of Congress, where the Flux Quartet performed his Afterimage: the Crossing of Invisible Paths.
 
Since XXX Dufallo has performed frequently with the interdisciplinary multimedia group VisionIntoArt (VIA). This New York-based ensemble is directed by composer Paola Prestini and is comprised of many of the city’s most compelling artists all working together to create exciting programs that brim with artistic and intellectual virtuosity. VisionIntoArt has concertized regularly throughout New York City and Europe. With VIA, Mr. Dufallo has been involved in creating new video with filmmaker Carmen Kordas for his own solo violin work, DREAM STREETS, Paola Prestini’s HUBBLE CANTATA, Bay Chamber Concerts, July 2013, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 2013; Paola Prestini’s LABYRINTH:HOUSE OF SOLITUDE, Krannert Center, February 2014. He will also be featured on VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN by Anna Clyne, slated for release in Spring 2014, and participate in their inaugural Ferus Festival Series at the Stone in May, 2014. Because of his commitment to VisionIntoArt, he is has been declared a VIA Artist. This special program nurtures the artistic journey by providing administrative and managerial support to a few selected artists whose work has been previously commissioned by VIA.
 
 
A dedicated violin teacher, Dufallo frequently presents master classes, guest lectures, and workshops at schools and colleges around the country. He has served as Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Fredonia and also as a teaching artist for the Lincoln Center Institute, American String Teachers Association, and the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composers Apprentice Project.  With this spirit of service, Dufallo founded CBD Music, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public interest in and understanding of the musical arts through the presentation and promotion of new music. He holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cornelius Dufallo is an innovative composer and violinist at the forefront of the American contemporary music scene.  The New York Times hails him one of the “new faces of new music” and praises his “alluring” solo performances and “imaginative” compositions. Dufallo’s ongoing commitment to cutting edge music ingenuity has led him to cofounding FLUX (1997 – ?), Ne(x)tworks (2002- 12) as well as playing with the prestigious ETHEL quartet (2005- 12) and as a member of the VisionIntoArt Artist program (current). These profound partnerships and collaborations have inspired Dufallo’s musical palette into a synergetic sensitivity that play within music’s structural framework.
 
A virtuosic, adventurous and reflective violinist, Dufallo enjoys working with cutting-edge technology, such as the K-BOW by famed instrument designer Keith McMillan, and visual multi-media. In his own composition, DREAM STREETS, which features both, Dufallo was declared “an intensely introspective thinker who is committed to visual communication as he is to the purely musical, he has come along just as technology is ready for him” (Washington Post). His work in technology illustrates, “how much amplification can expand the instrument’s palette. Far from robbing the violin of its beauty, electronics add textural elements and graduations of timbre that the acoustic instrument cannot approximate” (Steve Smith, The New York Times).
 
This season, Dufallo will continue his JOURNALING series, a chronicle of collaborations with living composers while tracking various paths in 21st century music. Also a critically acclaimed album- listed as Album of the Week by WQXR in 2012- the compositions include works for solo violin and violin + electronics by John King, Joan Jeanrenaud, Huang Ruo, Vijay Iyer, John Luther Adams, and Kenji Bunch. “A truly sonic view of the modern violin as observed by many modern perspectives” (Chris McGovern, Mediatapper).
 
Developing a collaborative spirit both as composer and violinist from his FLUX and Ne(x)tworks years, Dufallo is developing projects with notable composers, Paola Prestini, Kinan Azmeh and Hafez Modirzadeh this season. With Prestini, Dufallo will play solo violin in the world premiere of Labyrinth: House of Solitude, at the Krannert Center. This work has been presented in its workshop form at River to River Festival, in New York City, Atlas Performing Arts, in Washington DC, and Bay Chamber Concerts, in Rockport, ME. With Azmeh, Dufallo and he are collaborating on a new work for violin, clarinet and electronics with video by Kevork Mourad or Bahar Bahbahani. Dufallo and Azmeh will launch VisionIntoArt’s inaugural Ferus Festival in May 2013 as part of its JohnZorn@60 Residency with The Stone in New York City and also play at the DROM this season. Next, Dufallo will continue to develop with Modirzadeh in his new work, “Convergence Liberation.” Dufallo will share the stage with notables Vijay Iyer (piano), Amir El Saffar (trumpet) and Modirzadeh himself (saxophone). Finally, Dufallo’s compositional highlight of the 2013/14 season will be a fifteen minute dance commission for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at UAlbany Performing Art Center in January 2014.
 
Dufallo continues to expand his discography with a second volume to his Journaling CD, slated for release in xxx. This CD will include commissions by Todd Reynolds, XX and more. Dufallo’s debut solo album, Dream Streets (Innova Recordings, 2009), is a collection of his own compositions for electric violin.  Time Out New York calls it “a beautiful, evocative disc of electroacoustic soundscapes… all [of which] serve as apt reminders of this vital artist’s considerable gifts.”  In a review for Arcane Candy, Garry Davis writes that Dream Streets ranges “from soaring, melodic notes to repetitive Terry Riley-like riffs… gentle sawing to all-out country-inspired hoe-downs… it’s all reverb-drenched and spread across the stereo field like a rock band… squirrelly electronics and deep atmospheric field recordings – cawing birds, rain, traffic ambience – find their way into the mix, and it all melds together in a most pleasing manner.” He also appears as violinist on recent and forthcoming albums of music by Anna Clyne (VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN), Corey Dargel, John King and Neil Rolnick and has recorded for the Mode, Tzadik, Cantaloupe and Innova labels.
 
Dufallo has toured the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing in the Aspen Music Festival, the Bang On A Can Marathon, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Taipei International Music Festival.  He has played with a variety of jazz and rock artists including Ornette Coleman, Kurt Elling, Butch Morris, Okkyung Lee, Thomas Dolby, Todd Rudgren, and Jill Sobule and worked with today’s most adventurous composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Phil Kline, Joan La Barbara, Jacob TV and Vijay Iyer.
 
Dufallo’s compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe. Recently commissioned works include Senescence Music (for ETHEL), Mindscape 1 (for OTHERSHORE Dance Company), and Night Visions (for pianist Jenny Lin’s album American Insomniac). Dufallo was a featured American composer at the Library of Congress, where the Flux Quartet performed his Afterimage: the Crossing of Invisible Paths.
 
Since XXX Dufallo has performed frequently with the interdisciplinary multimedia group VisionIntoArt (VIA). This New York-based ensemble is directed by composer Paola Prestini and is comprised of many of the city’s most compelling artists all working together to create exciting programs that brim with artistic and intellectual virtuosity. VisionIntoArt has concertized regularly throughout New York City and Europe. With VIA, Mr. Dufallo has been involved in creating new video with filmmaker Carmen Kordas for his own solo violin work, DREAM STREETS, Paola Prestini’s HUBBLE CANTATA, Bay Chamber Concerts, July 2013, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 2013; Paola Prestini’s LABYRINTH:HOUSE OF SOLITUDE, Krannert Center, February 2014. He will also be featured on VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN by Anna Clyne, slated for release in Spring 2014, and participate in their inaugural Ferus Festival Series at the Stone in May, 2014. Because of his commitment to VisionIntoArt, he is has been declared a VIA Artist. This special program nurtures the artistic journey by providing administrative and managerial support to a few selected artists whose work has been previously commissioned by VIA.
 
 
A dedicated violin teacher, Dufallo frequently presents master classes, guest lectures, and workshops at schools and colleges around the country. He has served as Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Fredonia and also as a teaching artist for the Lincoln Center Institute, American String Teachers Association, and the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composers Apprentice Project.  With this spirit of service, Dufallo founded CBD Music, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public interest in and understanding of the musical arts through the presentation and promotion of new music. He holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.
 
 
Cornelius Dufallo is an innovative composer and violinist at the forefront of the American contemporary music scene.  The New York Times hails him one of the “new faces of new music” and praises his “alluring” solo performances and “imaginative” compositions. Dufallo’s ongoing commitment to cutting edge music ingenuity has led him to cofounding FLUX (1997 – ?), Ne(x)tworks (2002- 12) as well as playing with the prestigious ETHEL quartet (2005- 12) and as a member of the VisionIntoArt Artist program (current). These profound partnerships and collaborations have inspired Dufallo’s musical palette into a synergetic sensitivity that play within music’s structural framework.
 
A virtuosic, adventurous and reflective violinist, Dufallo enjoys working with cutting-edge technology, such as the K-BOW by famed instrument designer Keith McMillan, and visual multi-media. In his own composition, DREAM STREETS, which features both, Dufallo was declared “an intensely introspective thinker who is committed to visual communication as he is to the purely musical, he has come along just as technology is ready for him” (Washington Post). His work in technology illustrates, “how much amplification can expand the instrument’s palette. Far from robbing the violin of its beauty, electronics add textural elements and graduations of timbre that the acoustic instrument cannot approximate” (Steve Smith, The New York Times).
 
This season, Dufallo will continue his JOURNALING series, a chronicle of collaborations with living composers while tracking various paths in 21st century music. Also a critically acclaimed album- listed as Album of the Week by WQXR in 2012- the compositions include works for solo violin and violin + electronics by John King, Joan Jeanrenaud, Huang Ruo, Vijay Iyer, John Luther Adams, and Kenji Bunch. “A truly sonic view of the modern violin as observed by many modern perspectives” (Chris McGovern, Mediatapper).
 
Developing a collaborative spirit both as composer and violinist from his FLUX and Ne(x)tworks years, Dufallo is developing projects with notable composers, Paola Prestini, Kinan Azmeh and Hafez Modirzadeh this season. With Prestini, Dufallo will play solo violin in the world premiere of Labyrinth: House of Solitude, at the Krannert Center. This work has been presented in its workshop form at River to River Festival, in New York City, Atlas Performing Arts, in Washington DC, and Bay Chamber Concerts, in Rockport, ME. With Azmeh, Dufallo and he are collaborating on a new work for violin, clarinet and electronics with video by Kevork Mourad or Bahar Bahbahani. Dufallo and Azmeh will launch VisionIntoArt’s inaugural Ferus Festival in May 2013 as part of its JohnZorn@60 Residency with The Stone in New York City and also play at the DROM this season. Next, Dufallo will continue to develop with Modirzadeh in his new work, “Convergence Liberation.” Dufallo will share the stage with notables Vijay Iyer (piano), Amir El Saffar (trumpet) and Modirzadeh himself (saxophone). Finally, Dufallo’s compositional highlight of the 2013/14 season will be a fifteen minute dance commission for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at UAlbany Performing Art Center in January 2014.
 
Dufallo continues to expand his discography with a second volume to his Journaling CD, slated for release in xxx. This CD will include commissions by Todd Reynolds, XX and more. Dufallo’s debut solo album, Dream Streets (Innova Recordings, 2009), is a collection of his own compositions for electric violin.  Time Out New York calls it “a beautiful, evocative disc of electroacoustic soundscapes… all [of which] serve as apt reminders of this vital artist’s considerable gifts.”  In a review for Arcane Candy, Garry Davis writes that Dream Streets ranges “from soaring, melodic notes to repetitive Terry Riley-like riffs… gentle sawing to all-out country-inspired hoe-downs… it’s all reverb-drenched and spread across the stereo field like a rock band… squirrelly electronics and deep atmospheric field recordings – cawing birds, rain, traffic ambience – find their way into the mix, and it all melds together in a most pleasing manner.” He also appears as violinist on recent and forthcoming albums of music by Anna Clyne (VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN), Corey Dargel, John King and Neil Rolnick and has recorded for the Mode, Tzadik, Cantaloupe and Innova labels.
 
Dufallo has toured the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing in the Aspen Music Festival, the Bang On A Can Marathon, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Taipei International Music Festival.  He has played with a variety of jazz and rock artists including Ornette Coleman, Kurt Elling, Butch Morris, Okkyung Lee, Thomas Dolby, Todd Rudgren, and Jill Sobule and worked with today’s most adventurous composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Phil Kline, Joan La Barbara, Jacob TV and Vijay Iyer.
 
Dufallo’s compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe. Recently commissioned works include Senescence Music (for ETHEL), Mindscape 1 (for OTHERSHORE Dance Company), and Night Visions (for pianist Jenny Lin’s album American Insomniac). Dufallo was a featured American composer at the Library of Congress, where the Flux Quartet performed his Afterimage: the Crossing of Invisible Paths.
 
Since XXX Dufallo has performed frequently with the interdisciplinary multimedia group VisionIntoArt (VIA). This New York-based ensemble is directed by composer Paola Prestini and is comprised of many of the city’s most compelling artists all working together to create exciting programs that brim with artistic and intellectual virtuosity. VisionIntoArt has concertized regularly throughout New York City and Europe. With VIA, Mr. Dufallo has been involved in creating new video with filmmaker Carmen Kordas for his own solo violin work, DREAM STREETS, Paola Prestini’s HUBBLE CANTATA, Bay Chamber Concerts, July 2013, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 2013; Paola Prestini’s LABYRINTH:HOUSE OF SOLITUDE, Krannert Center, February 2014. He will also be featured on VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN by Anna Clyne, slated for release in Spring 2014, and participate in their inaugural Ferus Festival Series at the Stone in May, 2014. Because of his commitment to VisionIntoArt, he is has been declared a VIA Artist. This special program nurtures the artistic journey by providing administrative and managerial support to a few selected artists whose work has been previously commissioned by VIA.
 
 
A dedicated violin teacher, Dufallo frequently presents master classes, guest lectures, and workshops at schools and colleges around the country. He has served as Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Fredonia and also as a teaching artist for the Lincoln Center Institute, American String Teachers Association, and the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composers Apprentice Project.  With this spirit of service, Dufallo founded CBD Music, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public interest in and understanding of the musical arts through the presentation and promotion of new music. He holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cornelius Dufallo is an innovative composer and violinist at the forefront of the American contemporary music scene.  The New York Times hails him one of the “new faces of new music” and praises his “alluring” solo performances and “imaginative” compositions. Dufallo’s ongoing commitment to cutting edge music ingenuity has led him to cofounding FLUX (1996 – 2001), Ne(x)tworks (2003- 11) as well as playing with the prestigious ETHEL quartet (2005- 12) and as a member of the VisionIntoArt Artist program (current). These profound partnerships and collaborations have inspired Dufallo’s musical palette into a synergetic sensitivity that play within music’s structural framework.
A virtuosic, adventurous and reflective violinist, Dufallo enjoys working with cutting-edge technology, such as the K-BOW by famed instrument designer Keith McMillan, and visual multi-media. In his own composition, DREAM STREETS, which features both, Dufallo was declared “an intensely introspective thinker who is committed to visual communication as he is to the purely musical, he has come along just as technology is ready for him” (Washington Post). His work in technology illustrates, “how much amplification can expand the instrument’s palette. Far from robbing the violin of its beauty, electronics add textural elements and graduations of timbre that the acoustic instrument cannot approximate” (Steve Smith, The New York Times). 
This season, Dufallo will continue his JOURNALING series, a chronicle of collaborations with living composers while tracking various paths in 21st century music. Also a critically acclaimed album- listed as Album of the Week by WQXR in 2012- the compositions include works for solo violin and violin + electronics by John King, Joan Jeanrenaud, Huang Ruo, Vijay Iyer, John Luther Adams, and Kenji Bunch. “A truly sonic view of the modern violin as observed by many modern perspectives” (Chris McGovern, Mediatapper).
Developing a collaborative spirit both as composer and violinist from his FLUX and Ne(x)tworks years, Dufallo is developing projects with notable composers, Paola Prestini, Kinan Azmeh and Hafez Modirzadeh this season. With Prestini, Dufallo will play solo violin in the world premiere of Labyrinth: House of Solitude, at the Krannert Center. This work has been presented in its workshop form at River to River Festival, in New York City, Atlas Performing Arts, in Washington DC, and Bay Chamber Concerts, in Rockport, ME. With Azmeh, Dufallo and he are collaborating on a new work for violin, clarinet and electronics with video by Kevork Mouradi. Dufallo and Azmeh will launch VisionIntoArt’s inaugural Ferus Festival in May 2013 as part of its JohnZorn@60 Residency with The Stone in New York City and also play at the DROM this season. Next, Dufallo will continue to develop with Modirzadeh in his new work, “Convergence Liberation.” Dufallo will share the stage with notables Vijay Iyer (piano), Amir El Saffar (trumpet) and Modirzadeh himself (saxophone). Finally, Dufallo’s compositional highlight of the 2013/14 season will be a fifteen minute dance commission for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at UAlbany Performing Art Center in January 2014.
Dufallo continues to expand his discography with a second volume to his Journaling CD. This CD will include commissions by Todd Reynolds, XX and more. Dufallo’s debut solo album, Dream Streets (Innova Recordings, 2009), is a collection of his own compositions for electric violin.  Time Out New York calls it “a beautiful, evocative disc of electroacoustic soundscapes… all [of which] serve as apt reminders of this vital artist’s considerable gifts.”  In a review for Arcane Candy, Garry Davis writes that Dream Streets ranges “from soaring, melodic notes to repetitive Terry Riley-like riffs… gentle sawing to all-out country-inspired hoe-downs… it’s all reverb-drenched and spread across the stereo field like a rock band… squirrelly electronics and deep atmospheric field recordings – cawing birds, rain, traffic ambience – find their way into the mix, and it all melds together in a most pleasing manner.” He also appears as violinist on recent and forthcoming albums of music by Anna Clyne (VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN), Corey Dargel, John King and Neil Rolnick and has recorded for the Mode, Tzadik, Cantaloupe and Innova labels.
Dufallo has toured the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing in the Aspen Music Festival, the Bang On A Can Marathon, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Taipei International Music Festival.  He has played with a variety of jazz and rock artists including Ornette Coleman, Kurt Elling, Butch Morris, Okkyung Lee, Thomas Dolby, Todd Rudgren, and Jill Sobule and worked with today’s most adventurous composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Phil Kline, Joan La Barbara, Jacob TV and Vijay Iyer.
Dufallo’s compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe. Recently commissioned works include Senescence Music (for ETHEL), Mindscape 1 (for OTHERSHORE Dance Company), and Night Visions (for pianist Jenny Lin’s album American Insomniac). Dufallo was a featured American composer at the Library of Congress, where the Flux Quartet performed his Afterimage: the Crossing of Invisible Paths. 
Dufallo has performed frequently with the interdisciplinary multimedia group VisionIntoArt (VIA). This New York-based ensemble is directed by composer Paola Prestini and is comprised of many of the city’s most compelling artists all working together to create exciting programs that brim with artistic and intellectual virtuosity. VisionIntoArt has concertized regularly throughout New York City and Europe. With VIA, Mr. Dufallo has been involved in creating new video with filmmaker Carmen Kordas for his own solo violin work, DREAM STREETS, Paola Prestini’s HUBBLE CANTATA, Bay Chamber Concerts, July 2013, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 2013; Paola Prestini’s LABYRINTH:HOUSE OF SOLITUDE, Krannert Center, February 2014. He will also be featured on VIA Label’s THE VIOLIN by Anna Clyne, slated for release in Spring 2014, and participate in their inaugural Ferus Festival Series at the Stone in May, 2014. Because of his commitment to VisionIntoArt, he is has been declared a VIA Artist. This special program nurtures the artistic journey by providing administrative and managerial support to a few selected artists whose work has been previously commissioned by VIA.
A dedicated violin teacher, Dufallo frequently presents master classes, guest lectures, and workshops at schools and colleges around the country. He has served as Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Fredonia and also as a teaching artist for the Lincoln Center Institute, American String Teachers Association, and the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composers Apprentice Project.  With this spirit of service, Dufallo founded CBD Music, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public interest in and understanding of the musical arts through the presentation and promotion of new music. He holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.

Labyrinth Installation Concerto: House of Solitude

World Premiere at Krannert Center, Feb 1, 2014

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