Daniel Corral

Daniel Corral is a mixed heritage Filipino-American composer/performer born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Based in Los Angeles since 2005, his creative work includes microtonality, combinations of pop culture and experimental music conceptual rigor, unique instrumentation, performances in outdoor and/or public spaces, consideration of the relational values of performances, and pieces that address current issues. Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented around the world, and Corral taught at CalArts 2016-2020. In 2022, the city of Los Angeles awarded him an “Individual Master Artist” grant, after having declared him a Cultural Trailblazer in 2019. Past residencies include APPEX, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, I-Park, the Banff Centre, Djerassi, Loghaven, and Ucross. His music has been released by Populist Records, Orenda Records, Innova Recordings, the wulf. records, MicroFest Records, and independently. His MFA is from CalArts, where his teachers included James Tenney and Anne LeBaron. Corral is also Operations Director of the Grammy-winning PARTCH Ensemble and on the board of MicroFest LA.