Viola/Loops
Through the aid of an amplifier and a looping/sampling device Leanne creates textures, melodies and rhythms both planned and improvised in styles that encompass minimalism, ambient, jazz, avant-garde, blues, and Arabic music. The result is a multi-dimensional viola experience! The versatility of this arrangement makes it suitable for the concert hall, club, or gallery reception. Go to the music page for a sample of Leanne's work.

Dance
Leanne is a member of the Aynsley Vandenbroucke Movement Group, a dance company that explores the core of individual experience in order to find what is shared. The company is firmly grounded in dance and meditation practices and focuses specifically on the intersection between movement and fundamental human questions. Led by Vandenbroucke, the group works together using improvisation, drawing, writing, and discussion to create personal, authentic performances. See a video of Leanne's collaboration with them here.

Arrangements
Isma’a [Arabic for listen] has just been published by Alfred Publishing. It is a medley of themes from classical Arabic music, both popular and original for string orchestra playable at a middle school level. Click here to listen. Click here to see a sample of the score and to order.
Arabic Music
Leanne is a member of the Near East River Ensemble, an Arabic Jazz group based in Brooklyn founded and led by oudist Brian Prunka. Watch their concert at Trinity Church and listen to a few of their songs. Leanne has also written articles on Arabic string playing for Strings magazine, The American String Teacher, and The Journal of the American Viola Society.

Theater

Leanne is a member of Storahtelling, a Jewish ritual theater group, which creates original productions from the ground up based on the stories from the Torah and performs them at synagogues across the country.

 

This past spring, Leanne wrote and performed the music for The Landlord, a Toy Box Theater production written by Jonathan Barsness. It deals with a man and his inner voices, each of which is represented by a different character.  The music represents the man’s pure emotional side.  Leanne performed on stage with the actors, interweaving musical phrases along with the dialogue.



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