Composer, violinist, band leader and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain combines his classical training with jazz, rock, electronica and hip-hop to create some of the most innovative contemporary music today. DBR has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Philip Glass and DJ Spooky.
In this podcast DBR talks about why he mentors young composers and musicians, who has helped him get to where he is today, and how the iPod shuffle has changed the way audiences respond to contemporary classical music.
This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Photo Credit: John Walder