Daniel Rhode is a composer, soundpainter and music educator based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. His sound incorporates the lyrical grit of bowed guitar, the rumble of a subwoofer and the rhythmic precision found in a chamber ensemble. Tinkering endlessly, Daniel explores the raw electricity of improvisation through sound painting, looping and live electronics. These musical interests have manifested in remixes, a chamber symphony, music videos, dance , elementary aged improvisation ensembles, and numerous coffee shop conversations.
Daniel’s music has been performed at Washington D.C’s Atlas, Baltimore’s Mobtown Modern series, Grand Rapid’s Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. Recent projects have included contributing to the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble’s Beck Song Reader project and co-writing several rooms away from their source for the 2012 London Cultural Olympics.
Daniel’s weekdays are spent teaching band, choir and soundpainting in a K-8 setting. Daniel focuses on creating an open musical community that is free to explore everything from the traditional band literature to the music of Daft Punk and Steve Reich. Daniel recently led a 1st and 2nd grade soundpainting ensemble in collaboration with the GVSU New Music Ensemble.