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Dana
Lyn



 Brooklyn‐based
violinist,
pianist
and
composer
Dana
Lyn
is
a
musician
of
diverse
 accomplishment.
She
has
enjoyed
a
niche
as
a
go‐to
instrumentalist
for
top
artists
in
genres
 from
traditional
folk
to
indie‐rock.
This
includes
singer‐songwriter
Loudon
Wainwright
III
 hiring
her
to
lace
the
old‐time
country
of
his
Grammy
Award‐winning
2009
album
High,
 Wide
and
Handsome:
The
Charlie
Poole
Project,
as
well
as
the
Irish‐American
supergroup
 Cherish
the
Ladies
having
her
play
and
provide
arrangements
for
their
live
CD/DVD
An
Irish
 Homecoming.
Bands
from
the
Walkmen
to
Florence
&
the
Machine
have
tapped
her
for
 recordings
and
concerts.
But
Lyn
has
also
explored
music
in
the
theater
and
the
concert
hall,
 as
well
as
her
own
recording
projects.
Edgy
classical
quartet
Brooklyn
Rider
commissioned
 her
to
compose
Maintenance
Music,
which
the
group
has
performed
across
the
country.
Lyn
 was
a
key
contributor
to
The
New
Group’s
off‐Broadway
production
of
Clive
(2013,
dir.
by
 Ethan
Hawke),
and
she
is
currently
collaborating
with
actor‐writer
Vincent
D’Onofrio
on
a
 recording
in
which
she
sets
his
spoken‐word
journal
“oddities”
to
music,
to
be
released
in
 2014.
Then
there’s
her
second
solo
album
–
Aqualude,
an
instrumental
story
of
the
sea
that’s
 as
playful
as
it
is
tuneful
–
which
Ropeadope
Records
released
on
Oct.
15,
2013.
 
 Aqualude
–
featuring
original
music
with
strains
of
neo‐folk,
avant‐rock
and
contemporary
 classical
–
follows
Lyn’s
2011
release
of
The
Hare
Said
a
Prayer
to
the
Rainbow
and
Followed
 the
Fox
Down
the
Hole,
a
duo
recording
of
traditional
and
original
music
with
guitarist
Kyle
 Sanna.
In
2009,
she
released
In
Double,
a
duo
album
of
folk‐accented
arrangements
of
Bach
 with
Rob
Moose
on
guitar.
She
made
her
studio
solo
debut
in
2004
with
Looking
for
the
 Early
Opener,
an
album
of
Irish
jigs,
reels
and
airs.
Her
discography
also
includes
work
as
a
 fiddler
and
arranger
on
albums
by
Grammy
Award‐winning
vocalist
Susan
McKeown,
 banjoist/folklorist
Mick
Moloney
and
many
others.
Lyn,
who
was
born
in
1974
and
raised
in
 the
San
Fernando
Valley,
graduated
from
Oberlin
with
a
Bachelors’
Degree
in
Violin
 Performance.
Now
a
budding
composer,
she
has
received
commissions
not
only
from
 Brooklyn
Rider
but
also
from
the
New
Orchestra
of
Washington,
the
Amethyst
Quartet
and
 the
OSSO
String
Quartet.
Lyn
was
cast
as
an
onstage
musician
in
the
Public
Theater’s
2008
 Shakespeare
in
the
Park
production
of
Hamlet
(2008,
dir.
by
Oskar
Eustis),
and
she
 appeared
as
an
onstage
musician
for
The
Cherry
Orchard
(2009)
and
The
Winter’s
Tale
 (2009)
at
the
Brooklyn
Academy
of
Music
as
part
of
The
Bridge
Project,
directed
by
 Academy
Award‐winner
Sam
Mendes.
 



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