way back home.
"Now the sun begins to swing down.
Under the peach-light,
I cross the fields and the dunes,
I follow the ocean’s edge.
I climb, I backtrack. I float.
I ramble my way home."
– Mary Oliver.
Raised in Texas, Brooklyn based Jeanann Dara is a force in modern creation, collaboration and performance. Undergraduate degree from The Juilliard School, she has developed her own sound with modern viola performance, improvisation, and composition.
Jeanann is a sought after violist playing the works of numerous artists including work done for and with Jonny Greenwood of (Radiohead), MONO, Max Richter at The Sydney Opera House, Nora Jones, Joanna Newsom, Jon Brion, and joined Bjork on stage in support of her New York City multi-show residency. She is also a violist in multiple performance ensembles including The Wordless Music Orchestra and Soloists, SEM Ensemble, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, Anti Social Music, and Manhattan Camerata.
Engaging sounds and manipulating the instrument with extended techniques, she pulls from her strong classical training and invites the listener to participate in the dynamic range from silence to noise and the anticipation in between.