The electroacoustic composition Sonance for the Precession was commissioned by Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). The durational work explored ancient ideas connecting the precession, or movement, of the equinox with the harmonic series. Working closely with producer/engineer Joe Branciforte, Leonard remixed Sonance for the Precession specially for LP and stereo listening. The result is a stunning long form composition that brings the sense of contemplation, cosmic motion and intimate timbral nuance of the installation to your living room, headphones and/or car stereo.

12" vinyl disk and download. 

Neil Leonard - composition, alto saxophone, electronics, field recordings

The compositions were created during a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in Captiva, Florida in 2016 with field recordings from Cuba made in 2016 for the installation "Matanzas Sound Map" created for documenta 14. Released June, 2017.

12" vinyl disk and download.  

Live recording of concert by Amnon Wolman and Neil Leonard at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, NYC, December 2016.

Released September 9, 2017 

 

Amnon Wolman: composition, live electronics.

Neil Leonard: saxophone 

John Ashbery: A Man of Words, Fear of Death (used with permission.)

Mesmerizing grooves, ethereal electronic sounds and virtuoso guitar performances by Oren Fader. Mil Maneras (2014) is now available on cdbaby and iTunes

Meditative, evocative electronic music created for a performance on Mount Vesuvius, Naples featuring samples from Kounellis' sculptures, local voices and soprano saxophone. For Kounellis (2014) is now available on cdbaby and iTunes.

Marcels Window (Excerpt) - Neil Leonaes
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My CD, Marcel's Window (2011) is available on CDBaby and on iTunes. The band is stellar and the compositions were written for premieres in the Paul Robeson Home and the Philadelphia Art Museum. 

Neil Leonard - woodwinds/compositions

Tom Lawton - piano (Dave Douglas, Don Byron)

Lee Smith - bass (Mongo Santamaria, Cedar Walton, Roberta Flack)

Craig McIver - drums (Max Roach M-Boom, Odean Pope

Timaeus (Excerpt) - Neil Leonard
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Timaeus (2001) is available at cdbaby and on iTunes

 

"If anyone can 'in-soulmate' the computer in a manner which integrates it beautifully and subtly with the heart and soul of the human artist, that person is Neil Leonard, and this CD is the realization of this worthy goal."  - George Russell