Dominique Leone is a musician and writer currently based in New York. He has released albums on Important, Smalltown Supersound and Upcode, and worked with Lindstrom, Max Tundra, Matmos, Kevin Blechdom, Fred Frith, William Winant and R.Stevie Moore among many others. As a music critic, he has written for Pitchfork, Paste, Allmusic and others.
He appeared on Boredoms’ Super Roots 10 release (2009), and Nonesuch released his remix of Steve Reich’s 2×5 the following year, in conjunction with the composer’s 74th birthday. Dominique staged an updated version of Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces in 2011, helped organize a 2012 live presentation of Frith’s Gravity LP. In 2013, he completed a project to release a new song each day of the year, and released his third album San Francisco in 2015.
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I saw your show at Duende last Sunday and absolutely loved it – everything about your music was resonating so strongly with me. Thank you writing such awesome and interesting stuff!
I am friends with some of your players and run a group called the Awesome Orchestra Collective. You can read about us on our website. We read lots of new pieces by local composers and I think your stuff would be perfect for us. I know it’s challenging, but have you ever written anything for orchestra or wanted to expand a current piece for a full orchestra? We do open reading sessions that are free and open, but also plan special events and ticketed concerts. I’m thinking if you’re interested you could come check us out on May 24 at the Oakland Eastlake Music Festival or at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and then see if you’re inspired to write something we could read. We aren’t able to commission composers and arrangers at first but if you wrote a piece or arranged something, we’d read it for free and probably be able to get a good recording.
Thanks so much for reading and making the Bay Area a great place to live. I’m a fan for life of your stuff and at your disposal.
Looking forward to hearing back from you,
conductor and musical director