Denio (rhymes with â€˜Ohioâ€™ or â€˜gennaioâ€™) is a multi- instrumentalist composer and singer based in Seattle, WA. Home-taper since the Dark Ages of Analogue, she started her label Spoot Music in 1986, with the release of her first cassette, â€˜No Bones.â€™ Since then, sheâ€™s recorded & released other cassettes, LPs and 35 CDs created solo and with an array of international musicians.
She has been creating & producing soundscores for dance, theater and film since 1983. She has received commissions to compose and produce soundscores for Berkeley Symphony, Italian National Radio, New York Festival of Song, Die Knodel, Victoria Marks, Pat Graney Dance Company, Relache Ensemble, Run/Remain Ensemble, Jeff Bickford, UMO Ensemble, veteran clown Lorenzo Pickle, and many other inspired artists. She has been a long-time collaborator with David Dorfman Dance, receiving a Bessie Award for Composition (NYC) in for her soundtrack to Dorfmanâ€™s piece 'Sky Down,' and premiering new music at Brooklyn Academy of Music â€˜Next Waveâ€™ series for Dorfmanâ€™s piece â€˜To Lie Tenderlyâ€™.