Daniel Corral is a composer/performer born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Now in Los Angeles, he is currently designated by the DCA as a 2019–2020 Cultural Trailblazer. His unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, multimedia microtonal electronics, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, site-specific sound installations, chamber music, and various collaborations.
Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sundance Film Festival, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Joe’s Pub, REDCAT, Iceland University of the Arts, Mengi, Harpa, MATA, HERE Arts Center, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Wayward Music, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Synchromy, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Göteborg Art Sound Festival, USC Thornton School of Music, Center for New Music, CSUN College of Arts, Pianospheres, Automata Los Angeles, Machine Project, SASSAS, the wulf., Pasadena All Saints Choir, Santa Monica GLOW Festival, CalArts, UCSD School of Music, Carlsbad Music Festival, and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.
Corral has collaborated with artists such as Anne LeBaron, Vicki Ray, Charles Gaines, Stephen Prina, Wild Up, Isaura String Quartet, Christine Marie, Formalist String Quartet, Opera Povera, Dog Star Orchestra, Yakima Chamber Symphony, Boston Microtonal Society, Slatür, The Industry LA, California EAR Unit, Pasadena All Saints Choir, and Sojourn Theatre. Corral is also the lead composer for Timur and The Dime Museum, who are produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
Corral is on the composition faculty at CalArts. Past residencies include APPEX, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, I-Park Foundation, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and Djerassi. His music has been released by Populist Records, Orenda Records, Innova Recordings, the wulf. records, and independently, with an upcoming album on MicroFest Records. His MFA is from CalArts, and his teachers include James Tenney and Anne LeBaron.