Leanne Darling
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Leanne Darling

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"New Sprouts in Chelsea"

....Jodie Gates’ structured improvisation “Momentary Play” follows without a pause. Continuing the theme of struggle and incarceration, curtains that drop down suddenly around duets are yanked off the stage with the dancers. Roderick George slides, runs, and flies in a sinuous solo—a highlight. However, when all nine are on stage, the steamy activity imagined in the translucent curtains is scattered, and the live violist Leanne Darling steals the show.... - GayCity News


Spiral, LP (2006) Available on CDBaby



Leanne Darling creates a powerful new voice for the viola. She draws from her classical technique, her skills in Jazz/Blues, Rock and Arabic music, and her passion for improvisation to break the boundaries of this underused instrument. A versatile performer, composer, and improvisor, Darling has appeared
with virtuoso oudist Simon Shaheen in Carnegie Hall, with poets Robert Bly and Clarissa Pinkola-Estes at the Omega Institute, and with the Cedar Lake Ensemble's premiere performance in Chelsea. Her work earned her the New York Innovative Theater award for best original music in 2007 for the theatrical production "The Landlord".