Artist Projects

I, Composer

Daniel Roumain

I, Composer synthesizes Daniel Roumain’s work as a classical composer and hip-hop artist. The music in I, Composer is both played live on electric/acoustic violin and sampled from drum loops, percussion, synthesizers, and a string quartet. The text is comprised of sampled conversations recorded in the neighborhood and spoken elements that convey aspects of urban African-American experience and its influence on American culture as a whole. A reflection of life in Harlem, the work encompasses a broad stylistic range, including hip-hop, rock, jazz, and improvisation.

Project Updates

  • 2003: Roumain performs I, Composer at the Time-Based Art Festival at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

  • 2004: Roumain performs I, Composer at Arizona State University