Dameun Strange

Composer/Sound Design

Dameun Strangeis a sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer whose conceptual chamber works, choral pieces, and operas are focused on stories of the African diaspora, often exploring afrofuturist themes. Strange is compelled to express through sound, music, and poetry, the beauty and resilience of the Black experience, digging into a pantheon of ancestors to tell stories of triumph while connecting the past, present, and future. His sound experiments have many dimensions, using West African polyrhythms, classical music forms, contemporary jazz harmonic explorations, and found sounds and historic recordings to create modern afrofuturist performances. These performances disrupt notions of genre and the natures of Black music and Blackness. http://www.dameunstrange.com