Hometown: Brooklyn NY
Web site: http://www.leannedarling.com
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Violist/Composer Leanne Darling is a looping/sampling specialist, creating multilayered viola pieces with a soulful edge, mixing modern classical and the blues with a middle eastern flavor. She earned the New York Innovative Theater Award for best original music in 2007 for her work on Toy Box Theatre’s "The Landlord". A classicaly trained violist, Darling 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. She has collaborated with choreographers Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Jodie Gates, Ann Robideaux, and playwright/director Richard Calibahn. For more information visit www.leannedarling.com.