Amazon.com Widgets

Update Leanne Darling

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Viola

Born: December 2, 1968    

Leanne Darling creates a powerful new voice for the viola. She draws from her classical technique, her skills in many musical genres, and her passion for improvisation to break the boundaries of this underused instrument. A versatile performer, composer, and improvisor, Darling has has appeared with virtuoso oudist Simon Shaheen in Carnegie Hall, with poets Robert Bly and Clarissa Pinkola-Estes at the Omega Institute, and with the Cedar Lake Ensemble's premiere performance in Chelsea.

Her unique solo viola compositions use the entire scope of her instrument, mixing more traditional sounds with electric sound effects. Using a sampling/looping device, Darling generates layers of sound from lyrical melodies to driving rhythms and textures simulating a whole room full of musicians. The layers are improvised as well as planned, making each performance distinctive. The style ranges from minimalist to free jazz, blues, Arabic, and ambient music. She recently released her debut CD, Spiral, which is now available on CDBaby....
read more

Awards

2007 New York Innovative Theater Award, best original music in a play

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Spiral”

Latest Release

Spiral

(2006)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Leanne Darling events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Become a fan of Leanne Darling Track
Violist Darling stole the show….. -Gay City News

Few violists have dared to climb out of the classical box to investigate their instrument in new ways. Leanne Darling's brave and dedicated explorations into improvisation, Arabic music, and composition distinguish her as one of the leaders in her field. -Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Improvising Violinist and Author

Leanne Darling is one of the most promising new talents on the scene of improvised classical and world soundings. Her viola is rich with sound and depth, and her control of many musical idioms gives the listener a great sense of inspiration and culture...

read more

Primary InstrumentViola

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundTeaches all levels violin and viola, beginning improvisation, blues, jazz and middle eastern music, ages 6- adult. Taught for 17 years. Has taught at Brooklyn Conservatory, Op, 118 Harlem School for Strings, Manatee Community College. Holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music. Studied with Julie Lyonn Lieberman and Rob Thomas.

...

read more

Viola, amplified viola, Boomerang looper/phrase sampler
Rank: 7,649 Views: 3,665
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Leanne Darling profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Leanne Darling musician profile.