Musical Bridges Project
2021 Musical Bridges Composer
Daniel Roumain Bernard (DBR)
Daniel Bernard Roumain’s acclaimed work as a composer, performer, educator, and activist extends more than two decades and includes collaborations spanning from Philip Glass and Bill T. Jones to Savion Glover and Lady Gaga. Known for his signature violin sounds infused with a myriad of electronic, urban, and African-American music influences, DBR is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and operatic works; has won an Emmy for Outstanding Musical Composition for his collaborations with ESPN; is a featured keynote performer at technology conferences; and creates large scale, site-specific musical events for public spaces.
As an artist entrepreneur I really am committed to creating projects that speak to social injustice, have something to say about racial and cultural identity. And in many ways, I’m trying to figure out how are we all going to live together. —DBR
The 2021 Commission
Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna
Friday, July 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual Event
"Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna is a work for piano, string quartet, and two singers, that will seek to musically respond to the confrontations and conversations that have and are happening between Black men, people of color, law enforcement, and an undefined civic morality." ⏤ DBR
Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna is a commission of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival with support from the Desai Family Foundation in collaboration with the Sphinx Organization and the Yale Schwarzman Center.
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