Vytal Theory
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Vytal Theory

San Ramon, California, United States | SELF

San Ramon, California, United States | SELF
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Vytal Theory is an inspired answer to traditional conceptions of musical collaboration. Comprised of DJ (who mixes music as well as video) and an Electro-Acoustic Violinist (performing on a custom six string violin), the group brings a diverse array of music backgrounds and influences to the stage. What results is a new sound that both celebrates tradition and challenges present boundaries, forever moving forward.

DJ/Producer Elan Vytal began his musical career in Oakland, CA in 1995 with the politically charged hip-hop group, Rizing Sun Productions. In 2002 he attended the School of Audio Engineering in New York and began spinning at clubs and high-end social events, including exclusive parties for celebrities ranging from P Piddy to Ashton Kutcher. Elan Vytal has performed at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Brooklyn Museum and for Jazz at Lincoln Center (Rose Theater). He has been hailed by the LA Times for his sound installations at the Studio Museum of Harlem (Pro Dreams). With Elan's versatility, you will find him at a variety of venues performing alongside great musicians, always expanding the definition of today's DJ.

Praised by the New York Times for his “outrageous fiddling,” Matthew Szemela (aka String Theory) is a violinist who crosses musical genres with ease. He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Mannes College of Music. Matthew has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, and various venues throughout Europe and Australia. In 2006 Matthew served as concertmaster of the Hustla Symphony Orchestra for Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt 10th Anniversary Concert at Radio City Music Hall (NYC). He has also had the pleasure of collaborating with the likes of Savion Glover, Vernon Reid, Cassandra Wilson, and ?uestlove. A musician's musician, Matthew always tells the story with his unique musical dialect.