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Cheryl E Leonard

Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder whose works investigate sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her projects cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments, and often feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments and field recordings from remote locales. She uses microphones to explore the subtle intricacies of sounds and develops compositions that highlight these unique voices. Her music has been performed worldwide and is available on multiple record labels including 23 Five, Eh?, NEXMAP, Unusual Animals, Ubuibi, and Great Hoary Marmot Music. Leonard has been commissioned to create instruments and compositions for Kronos Quartet, Hope Mohr Dance’s Bridge Project, the La Jolla Historical Society, Illuminated Corridor, and Michael Straus. Her awards include residencies at Djerassi, Kunstnarhuset Messen, the Arctic Circle, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, the Paul Dresher Ensemble Studio, Engine 27, and Villa Montalvo, and grants from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, ASCAP, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Meet the Composer, the Eric Stokes Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Leonard has contributed to several publications about music and sound art, and her instruments, installations, and graphic scores have been exhibited in art galleries in the U.S., Norway, Australia, Mexico, and Argentina. In addition to her individual works, Leonard has produced installations and multimedia works with visual artists and scientists; composed for film, video, dance, and theater; and designed sounds for museums.