Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

ICONOCLAST is a duo from New York City comprised of Julie Joslyn (alto saxophone, live electronics, violin, vocals) and Leo Ciesa (drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals). Ciesa and Joslyn have been composing and performing together since the beginning of 1987 and have developed a bold and distinctive sound. ICONOCLAST's music and performance is known for its intensity, physicality and “larger than duo” impact. Acoustic and electronic sounds exist side by side as the music moves between improvisation and composition without stylistic limitation.

ICONOCLAST has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe...
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Fellowship in Music Composition (1996)
New York Foundation for the Arts

Meet the Composer Grant

Arts International Grant
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    Naked Rapture

    Fang Records

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Featured recording “Naked Rapture”

Latest Release

Naked Rapture

Fang Records (2014)

Events Calendar

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Oct17 Iconoclast
Michiko Studios At Roberto's Winds
New York, NY

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Dirty Jazz Selected:
Best CDs of 2010 —Matthew Marshall, Jazz Journalists Association
Recommended New Releases, October 2010 Andrey Henkin, All About Jazz-New York

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