Dorian Wallace | Composer

Composer, improviser, and pianist, Dorian Wallac, he has experienced a diverse career including contemporary classical, avant­garde, orchestral, classical dance, vocal, electro acoustic, percussion, electronic, large jazz ensemble, spontaneous improvisation, film, and opera. He is Co­Founder and Artistic Director of Tenth Intervention, a consortium of ensembles in New York City. Tenth Intervention includes The Tenth Intervention Ensemble, a contemporary classical chamber ensemble presenting living composers and well­known works of the 20th Century, The Free Sound Ahn­somble, an inventive and improvisational septendectet that combines elements of classical avant­garde, spontaneous improvisation, and big band jazz, and Trystero, a composer run avant­garde band. He has received commissions and performed with such artists as The Cleveland Orchestra, Robert Ashley, Composers Concordance, 42nd Parallel, Paperwing Ensemble, New Vintage Baroque, 1685, Frank London, The Shekinah Big Band, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Dave Liebman, Jason Cady, and Dan Cooper. In the field of dance, he was composed, performed and recorded with RIOULT Dance NY, 10 Hairy Legs, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, The Gwen Rakotovao Company, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, The Median Movement and TRIODance. His music has been performed in New York City, Bangkok, Cleveland, Paris, Mexico City, Chicago, Canton, and Los Angeles. He is a staff musician and composer for dance at The Juilliard School, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York University, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, and Doug Varone and Dancers. Dorian currently resides in New York City with his partner, violinist Hajnal Pivnick.