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Kristian de Leon is a Brooklyn-based composer and artist

who aims to create colorful, imaginative works that explore the

threads that connect our human condition. He focuses on

blending elements of acoustic, electronic, and visual media, looking

to find inventive ways to push past traditional conventions, fostering a

new kind of connection to those who interact with his work.

His recent projects include compositions for

acoustic-electric ensemble and dynamic lighting, works for creative

movement and adaptive fixed media, and real-time visual synthesis

for generative electronic music.  


Kristian has written for a number of premiere performance artists 

and ensembles such as JACK Quartet, Bergamot Quartet, Hypercube Ensemble, Transient Canvas, and the CSUF Wind Symphony. He also has worked closely with individuals and organizations, including Southern California Marimba and Brooklyn Motion Capture Dance Ensemble, creating new works for different mediums ranging from traditional concert music to experimental live sound design

Kristian is currently living in Brooklyn, NY with his obscenely large house cat, Bagel, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition at NYU Steinhardt under Michael Gordon, Shelley Washington, and Robert Honstein.  He is also a proud Rustic Percussion Artist (, @RusticPercussion on Instagram). 

(Photo by Ford Fourqurean)

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