Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) acclaimed work as a composer and performer spans more than two decades, and he has been commissioned by venerable artists and institutions worldwide. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (The New York Times), DBR is perhaps the only composer whose collaborations traverse the worlds of Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover, and Lady Gaga.
Known for his signature violin sounds infused with a myriad of electronic and urban music influences, DBR takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium. He has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Musical Composition for his work with ESPN, featured as keynote performer at technology conferences, and written large scale, site-specific music for public parks.
DBR recently premiered We Shall Not Be Moved, a chamber opera co-commissioned by Opera Philadelphia and Apollo Theater, with libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and direction by Bill T. Jones. The New York Times called the work “The Best Classical Performance of 2017.”