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.com, @RusticPercussion on Instagram).
(Headshot by Angela Ng)