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Daniel Bernard Roumain: Etudes4violin&electronix

Read "Etudes4violin&electronix" reviewed by John Kelman

The vibrant Scandinavian music scene often suggests that anything is possible. Divergent styles and technologies regularly come together as new, cohesive and organic wholes. While this kind of experimentation is taking place on the west side of the Atlantic, demographics and a larger industrial machine drive such experimental music further underground. It's almost a certainty that violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain's debut, Etudes4violin&electronix, would do very well in Scandinavia. More's the pity, then, that it deserves to do equally well here ...

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Daniel Bernard Roumain: Etudes4violin&electronix

Read "Etudes4violin&electronix" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you were drawing a musical continuum, classical music would certainly be placed quite a distance from hip- hop. Violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) turns that straight-line continuum into a circle, and in doing so merges the world of hip-hop and classical, plus rock, funk, and electronics.

Ever since Stuff Smith stepped on a bandstand in the 1920s, jazz has made room for the violin as a tool for the amalgamation of classical and/or folk music with jazz. ...

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Daniel Bernard Roumain: Etudes4violin&electronix

Read "Etudes4violin&electronix" reviewed by Lyn Horton

The most profound thought that any human being can have is about being alive. How we express life hopefully motivates us “to do, not just “to be. It is a gift to be able to have a means to do. And the gift often comes forth in a product. The product, in this case, is music. And a person who has mastered his voice in the music is Daniel Bernard Roumain. Violinist Roumain collaborates with several composers as well as ...


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