Polytope at 2220 and Candoro at Music for Your Inbox
Polytope @ 2220 Arts + Archives
March 5, 2023
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Join me at 2220 Arts + Archives this Sunday, when I’ll be joined by Erin Barnes, Cory Beers, and Andrew Lessman in performing Polytope, my microtonal quartet for Launchpad Pros with live feed video. Squash & Biscuit will also perform.
I hope you can make it!
Candoro @ Music for Your Inbox
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Online video/sound piece
Music for Your Inbox
As part of the development process for a collaboration with Alexander Gedeon and DaEun Jung, I made a 13 minute video/sound piece for Music for Your Inbox called Candoro.
Inthis video, the soundscape around the Candoro Marble Company in Knoxville, TN is treated with JI magical realism, echoing the surreal navigations of our three bodies around the physical space of the building’s Beaux-Arts architecture.
The video was shot during our time at the Loghaven Artist Residency last September.
4 for 20 premiere at Automata, December 17, 2022
On December 17 at Automata, I’ll be joined by Erin Barnes, Cory Beers, and Andrew Lessman in premiering my piece 4 for 20!
8pm – Door
8:30pm – Performance
504 Chung King Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$15 / $18
4 for 20 began as a sketch for a concept I’m developing for my upcoming COLA IMAP performance in June, 2023. The piece creates a contemplative space through a series of gradually changing chords on 20 just-intonation chimes. These chords manifest through shifting polyrhythms connected to the frequency of each chime.
This piece continues my 8 years of making just-tuned chimes, as well as my gradual descent into the wooly world of Erv Wilson microtonality. The chimes are tuned to a 1•3•5•7•9•11 Eikosany, and each musician plays 5 of them.
5 for 40 premiere on Nov. 7 at 1pm
Bring a blanket, a picnic, a loved one for the world premiere of my new piece, 5 for 40, presented by Synchromy!
Serene and poignant, 5 for 40 creates a soundscape for our disquieted times using repurposed organ pipes. From a church decades-since demolished, these pipes have been retrofitted to be human-powered, changing the nature and source of their sound. Synchromy has set 5 for 40 amongst the Tabebuia Trees of a quiet terraced garden.
I wrote the score for 5 for 40 in August of 2020. The skies of LA were a thick grey from the nearby Bobcat Fire, and the air was smokey. Whole charred leaves from the San Gabriel Mountains drifted into our backyard and, combined with half a year of pandemic isolation, made the world seem particularly apocalyptic. 5 for 40 was my response to that time, along with my continued interest in presenting music outdoors. The stillness of the piece hopefully offers an invitation to be present outside and just listen – to sounds both intentional and unintentional.
Note: 6-inch Sandwiches from the Eastside Italian Deli are available for pre-order, and must be ordered a week before the event. They will be distributed to you at the park when you arrive.
Circle Limit III out today!
The Los Angeles Electric 8 created a beautiful recording of my piece Circle Limit III – produced, mixed, and mastered by Felix Salazar. This album is out today on MicroFest Records!
The best way to hear Circle Limit III is a limited-edition double disc package, including a stereo CD and a 4.1 surround Blu-Ray.
Circle Limit III is also available to stream on most major platforms, including a stunning surround mix on Apple’s Spatial Music.
“…a stunning wall of sound as aural complement to Gehry’s steel”
— LA Times
“…Circle Limit III, by Daniel Corral, gracefully flowed outward in a warm ambient wash. The piece was never static… with the sound rising, falling and slowly shimmering in the bright afternoon sunshine. The harmonies were lush and comforting and worked to subvert the frenetic sounds of traffic out in the street. Circle Limit III was perfectly chosen for the sidewalk and fully captured the imagination of the crowd – listening and looking down Grand Avenue became a strangely calming and unexpectedly peaceful experience.”
— Sequenza 21
Neuston & Mount San Antonio 1944
My bass quartet Neuston was recently premiered by the UCSD bass quartet. Also, Partch LA commissioned me to write a trio for their ensemble, titled Mount San Antonio 1944. That piece will be premiered in early June!
Hodad music and postcard!
Have you ever wondered what a duet for violin and ocean waves sounds like? Have you ever tried to listen to the electromagnetic field of the earth?
Music for Your Inbox presents my new piece Hodad – a collaboration with violinist Myra Hinrichs that explores these questions – as the March edition of their 2021 season!
Sign up by March 10 to receive an online video of Hodad and a limited-edition [physical] postcard.
The video is a 20 minute performance of Hodad by Hinrichs, playing at Trestles Beach at sunset and responding to the rhythms of the ocean waves. Music for your Inbox will also mail you a limited edition postcard featuring artwork by Janelle Iglesias.
If you’re Hodad–curious but unsure what it’s all about, please check out the Micro Moment video below, presented by MicroFest LA.
Concerto for Having Fun with Elvis on Stage @ Social Convention, Feb. 26, 2021
With a pre-performance with Alexander Gedeon, Allen Cordell, and myself.
Dislike and Elvis
I led my first pandemic-era performances on Saturday night:
A live stream version of my 2013 piece Dislike as part of CultureHub LA’s Re-Re-Generation.
The next performance of my music will be on November 14, 2020.
REDCAT will present an online event featuring Concerto for Having Fun with Elvis on Stage and Count In.
Concerto for Having Fun with Elvis on Stage is a collaboration with Alexander Gedeon and the Now Hear Ensemble, and Count In is a video piece.