Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Now living in Los Angeles, his unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, microtonal electronics, site-specific installations, chamber music, post-punk opera, and inter-disciplinary collaborations.
Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Joe’s Pub NYC, REDCAT, Iceland University of the Arts, Mengi, Reykjavik Harpa Concert Hall, HERE Arts Center, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Wayward Music, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Göteborg Art Sound Festival, USC’s Thornton School of Music, The Center for New Music, CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Pianospheres, Automata Los Angeles, Machine Project, SASSAS, the wulf., Pasadena All Saints Choir, The Santa Monica GLOW Festival, CalArts, UCSD School of Music, Carlsbad Music Festival, Aspen Composers Conference, and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.
Corral has been the leading musical voice in groups such as Timur and The Dime Museum, whose productions are produced by Beth Morrison Projects, and experimental accordion orchestra Free Reed Conspiracy. Corral has collaborated with artists such as Anne LeBaron, Vicki Ray, Ray/Kally Duo, Charles Gaines, Stephen Prina, Wild Up, Isaura String Quartet, Formalist String Quartet, Opera Povera, Yakima Chamber Symphony, Boston Microtonal Society, Slatür, The Industry LA, California EAR Unit, Kairos String Quartet, Bo Sul Kim, Daron Hagen, Pasadena All Saints Choir, Cudamani, and Sojourn Theatre.
Corral is currently on the composition faculty at Calarts. Residencies include APPEX, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, I-Park Foundation, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. His music has been released by Populist Records, Orenda Records, Innova Recordings, the wulf. records, and independently. He received his MFA from Calarts, where he studied composition with James Tenney and Anne LeBaron.