Daniel CorralLos Angeles, CA
Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Currently living in Los Angeles, his unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, electronic collages, site-specific installations, chamber music, post-punk opera, and inter-disciplinary collaborations.
Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by venues such as REDCAT, Reykjavik Harpa Concert Hall, HERE Arts Center, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joe’s Pub NYC, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, USC’s Thornton School of Music, The Center for New Music, CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Pianospheres Series, Automata Los Angeles, Machine Project, SASSAS, the wulf., Pasadena All Saints Choir, The Santa Monica GLOW Festival, and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.
Corral is composer and keyboardist for Timur and The Dime Museum (TDM). TDM recently gave the New York premiere of Corral’s COLLAPSE, a theatrical song-cycle about the environmental catastrophes caused by humans, at BAM Fisher. He is also director of experimental accordion orchestra, Free Reed Conspiracy.
Corral has collaborated with artists such as Anne LeBaron, Vicki Ray, Charles Gaines, Stephen Prina, Wild Up, Formalist String Quartet, Vinnie Golia, Daron Hagen, Opera Povera, Yakima Chamber Symphony, The Industry, LA Electric 8, California EAR Unit, Kairos String Quartet, Bo Sul Kim, Pasadena All Saints Choir, Cudamani, and Sojourn Theatre.
Residencies include APPEX, Bali; Marin Headlands Center for the Arts; and I-Park Foundation. He received his MFA from Calarts, where he studied with James Tenney and Anne LeBaron. He recently released his first solo CD, Diamond Pulses, on Orenda Records.
This is an excerpt of Dislike, a 30-minute piece that is documents a unique repository of the darker emotions swirling around the Internet. The sinister side of online anonymity and open-forum communication is examined by deconstructing 24-hours worth of comments on the most “disliked” video on YouTube. Dislike was premiered at REDCAT’s 2013 NOW Festival after a workshop at the Electric Lodge’s High Voltage Series, and will be presented again in 2017 at Dogstar Orchestra 2017.
This is a studio recording of Collapse, performed by Timur and the Dime Museum. It has been described as a glam-rock requiem for the natural world. Mixing trenchant commentary with arch theatrical flair, COLLAPSE features music by Dime Museum member and composer Daniel Corral—by turns grungy, poppy, and apocalyptic. MORE INFO: http://spinalfrog.com/projects/timur-and-the-dime-museum/collapse/
Sextets #1-5 are interactive wall-hanging sound pieces that combine micropolyphonic structures and post-industrial materials. Viewers/listeners are allowed to turn any/all of the knobs on the Sextets in order to create their own unique aleatoric experience.
Expanding on forms explored in prior music box-based projects like Requiem for György Ligeti, the five Sextets were created at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts in October 2014.