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The music of London-born but New York-based musical polymath Danielle Eva Schwob is as “hard-edged” (New York Times) as it is “catchy, thoughtful” (Flavorpill) and “honest” (Joonbug).  An intense blend of confessional lyrics, intricate yet unpredictable melodies and thick arrangements, her sound fuses elements of rock, pop, electronica and classical music.  Dark and introspective in tone, her songwriting seems an exercise in contradiction, taking quiet, personal experiences and making them loud, commanding and expansive in their emotional arc.  Bolstered by lush soundscapes of glittering synthesizers, cinematic string arrangements and jangling electric guitars, her sound is as eclectic and unique as it is focused.

Having grown up in the U.K. playing in rock and jazz bands before studying classical composition, Danielle continued honing her chops as a guitarist, singer and arranger in the New York music scene.  While developing her songwriting and leading her own six-piece band, she worked on projects with artists including Ben Folds, The Pogues, Philip Glass and Tara Hugo, Dar Williams, Sxip Shirey, Corn Mo and members of The Polyphonic Spree, New York Philharmonic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Boston Symphony and International Contemporary Ensemble as well as Shakespeare in the Park and several Hollywood film soundtracks.  Staying true to her classical roots, she also continued composing symphonic works and chamber music, receiving numerous commissions and accolades for these concert compositions.

Her far-reaching talents and distinctive approach to writing music have not gone unnoticed by critics.  The New Yorker described her as a “notable cross-genre composer” while TimeOut NY dubbed her a “worldly musical chameleon [and] “genre-bending composer” as well as a two-time Critic’s Pick.  Other features have come from NPR, NY1, MNN and numerous blogs.

Having released her debut EP, Overloaded, in 2011, she is currently working on a full-length album alongside three-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor).

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CAMEO: INTERVIEW

Vimeo's video editing app Cameo licensed some of Danielle's songs and did a quick interview with her for their blog. Click below to read more.

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Photo: Krys Fox

Photo: Krys Fox

AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM PROFILE: "THE ELECTRICAL ECLECTIC"

The American Composers Forum has published a feature on Danielle and her music in this month's newsletter.

"Fresh-faced young wannabe composers arriving at college are told in Composing 101: find your voice. Refine it down. Success means choosing a niche and painstakingly carving it out of the musical landscape bit by bit, like Andy Dufresne’s prison-cell wall inThe Shawshank Redemption, until you have your own tiny, specialised musical hidey-hole from which you can create your art.

2013 JFund recipient Danielle Schwob must have missed class that first day way back when, as she hasn’t so much as carved out a niche for herself as taken to the wall with a pickaxe and some dynamite, blowing a creative space for herself so big that you could drive a truck through it. The young, UK-born composer does pretty much everything: pop songs, rock, film scores, avant-garde electronica, concert music, broadway shows… nothing seems to be off the table for the dynamic Schwob.

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DANIELLE EVA SCHWOB, THE KNELLS AND SIREN BAROQUE TO PLAY LE POISSON ROUGE

Brought together by a love of elegiac melodies, lush harmonies and dense, otherworldly sounds that challenge the status quo, acclaimed New York artists The Knells, SIREN Baroque and Danielle Eva Schwob will take the stage for a one night only performance at Le Poisson Rouge. Presented by award-winning cross-genre collective SYZYGY...

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BROADWAY WORLD FEATURE: 

CHAMBERMUSICNY TO PRESENT LINCOLN CENTRE PREMIERE 

Broadway World - ChamberMusicNY, a nonprofit presenting organization, has announced that its 2014-15 season will include the professional recital debut of Ashley Jennifer Jackson, harp; a commission from composer Danielle Eva Schwob; the American Modern Ensemble conducted by David Alan Miller; and the percussion ensemble Talujon.

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CAMEO.TV FEATURED ARTIST BLOG


Cameo also included Danielle as a featured artist on their new blog. Click here for the post.

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DAVID BOTTRILL TO PRODUCE NEW RECORDING PROJECT

Three time Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel, Muse, Sinead O'Connor) has signed on to produce Danielle's new recording project.  With additional details soon to be announced, the project is slated for the end of 2014.

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CAMEO FEATURES FAR FROM ME AND JET LAG (CAN'T STAY AWAKE)

Cameo - Vimeo's answer to video editing platforms like Vine and Instagram - has licensed two of Danielle's songs for use with its creative video editing application.  Users can shoot and edit their own short films from their phones and then choose a soundtrack for their work.

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EVENTS


UPCOMING

Le Poisson Rouge | 8PM June 8th 2014 
The Delancey | May 2014 (TBD)

PAST

Muchmore's | Feb 2014
The Paperbox | Nov 2013
Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 | Oct 2013
Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 | Sep 2013
Tammany Hall | June 2013
The Cornelia St Cafe | April 2013
Spike Hill | March 2013
Pine Box Rock Shop | March 2013
Manhattan Inn | Feb 2013
92Y Tribeca | Jan 2013
The Paperbox | Jan 2013
Le Poisson Rouge | Nov 2012
Spike Hill | Nov 2012
Fontana's | Oct 2012
Church St. Theater | June 2012
The Flea Theater | May 2012
Arlene's Grocery | Dec 2011
Fontana's | Nov 2011

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EVENTS


UPCOMING

Le Poisson Rouge | 8PM June 8th 2014 
The Delancey | May 2014 (TBD)

PAST

Muchmore's | Feb 2014
The Paperbox | Nov 2013
Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 | Oct 2013
Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 | Sep 2013
Tammany Hall | June 2013
The Cornelia St Cafe | April 2013
Spike Hill | March 2013
Pine Box Rock Shop | March 2013
Manhattan Inn | Feb 2013
92Y Tribeca | Jan 2013
The Paperbox | Jan 2013
Le Poisson Rouge | Nov 2012
Spike Hill | Nov 2012
Fontana's | Oct 2012
Church St. Theater | June 2012
The Flea Theater | May 2012
Arlene's Grocery | Dec 2011
Fontana's | Nov 2011

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"notable cross-genre composer Danielle Eva Schwob" - The New Yorker

"Ms. Schwob's hard-edged pop songs" - The New York Times

"Worldly musical chameleon Danielle Eva Schwob" - TimeOut NY

"glittering synthesizers, honest lyrics and a thoughtful demeanor" - Joonbug

"Genre-bending composer" - TimeOut NY


 

"catchy [and] thoughtful" - Flavorpill

“truly terrific” – WRIU 90.3FM 

"a catchy avant-garde pop/rock performer" - The Music Historian

“satisfyingly dark [and] eclectic” – Sequenza 21

"dark and beautiful" – Consequence of Sound

“an emotional exorcism.” – SonicScoop

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