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David Karagianis

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David Karagianis

David Karagianis


David Karagianis, composer, sound designer, and musician is the newly appointed Music Director of Loyola Marymount University's Department of Theater and Dance. David's eclectic range and interests span film, dance, concert recital, theater and multi-media performance genres as well as classical, experimental, electronica, jazz, world, rock, pop and ambient stylistic boundaries. Having served as Senior Musician for the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures (formerly the UCLA Department of Dance) for over 20 years and before that as Music Director of the Kinetikos Dance Foundation/Dance LA, David has collaborated in a variety of roles with several generations of Modern, and Post-Modern dance makers. David has worked as a composer, sound designer and/or music director with numerous choreographers, dance companies, performance artists and videographers including the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, UCLA Dance Company, Bode Lawal, David Rousseve, Pat Catterson, Victoria Marks, Dan Wagoner, Doug Neilsen, Sen Hea Ha, Ann Ludwig, John Pennington, Denise Uyehara, Liam Clancy, Janet Roston, Sharon Kinney, Cheng-Cheih Yu, Maria Gillespie, Holly Johnston and Janis Brenner. An accomplished improvisatory pianist and percussionist, David has served as accompanist for Alwin Nikolais, Joe Goode, Bill T. Jones, Donald Byrd, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Martha Graham Company, the Limon Dance Company, and many others. Awarded the Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound: Music/Sound/Text, a winner in the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur Competition for Music Composition for Dance and a recipient of Meet The Composer grants, over seventy of David's scores for dance, concert, theater, video and multi-media have been performed or screened throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. David is a Founding Member and a recent former Vice President of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance (2001-2004). David has created three full length CDs of music he has composed, performed and produced for his Sound Dance® label: "Timeless" (1997), "Without Words" (2001), and "Brave New Age" (2004) and is presently at work on his soon to be released fourth CD. Information about recordings, projects and workshops by David may be found at www.sounddance.net.

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