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Shayna Dunkelman

Shayna Dunkelman is a percussionist active in the San Francisco Bay Area and she recently moved to Brooklyn, New York. She performs classical, contemporary, avant-garde, rock and pop, among other genres in the US, Japan, and Europe. She has recorded for composers John Zorn and Maryclare Brzytwa and is an active member of the Willie Winant Percussion Group and Phantom Orchard Orchestra (Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Fe-mail, Sara Parkins, Maggie Parkins). Percussion pieces taking advantage of her versatility have been written for her by Steini Gunnarsson, Fei Wu and many others. As a former member of the rock band Mute Socialite, she has shared bills with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, XBXRX, and many others. Graduating with honors in both music and mathematics from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2007, she studied percussion under William Winant, and during her time at Mills, she performed pieces by Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Jose Maceda, John Bischoff and Chris Brown, among others. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan to an Indonesian mother and a Jewsih-American father, Shayna began playing Electone at 3, clarinet, piano and percussion at 8, and embarked on her professional career at the age of 15, playing percussion, drum set and gamelan alongside her mother, a musician and composer active in Asia and the Middle East.

Musicians from Afar »

Karen Borca (NYC): bassoon

Shayna Dunkelman (NYC): percussion

Ju Suk Reet Meate (Portland): trumpet

Hans Koch (Switzerland): bass clarinet

Andrea Neumann (Germany): inner piano

Tuna Pase (Istanbul): voice, flute, laptop

Juanjosè Rivas (Mexico City): circuit bending

Tomoko Sauvage (Paris): porcelain bowls, water

Gary Smith (United Kingdom): guitar

Keith Fullerton Whitman (Boston): electronics

Wobbly (California): electronics

Musicians from Baltimore »

Shelly Blake-Plock: stringed instruments

Ami Dang: sitar, voice, electronics

Drew Daniel: electronics

Dan Deacon: electronics, tuba

Tiffany Defoe: saxophone

Owen Gardner: strings

Ayako Kataoka: electronics

Liz Meredith: viola

Marc Miller: guitar

Stewart Mostofsky: electronics

Michael Muniak: feedback

M.C. Schmidt: electronics

Special Projects »

Dan Deacon (Baltimore)

Ayako Kataoka (Baltimore)

Dr. Johannes Rosenberg (Australia)

Dragos Tara (Switzerland)

Sound Installations »

Tristan Perich (NYC)

Karl Ekdahl (Baltimore)

Julie Benoit (Baltimore)

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Workshops »

Dragos Tara @ Goucher College (9/22)

Wobbly @ Peabody Conservatory (9/22)

Juanjosè Rivas @ MICA (9/22)

Hans Koch @ UMBC (9/24)

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