Originally from London but based in New York, Danielle Eva Schwob is a “notable cross-genre composer” (The New Yorker) and “worldly musical chameleon” (TimeOutNY) with “deep roots in rock music” (NY Times) who writes concert works, experimental pop music and film scores. Her work is dark, melodic and introspective, drawing inspiration from the romantic and minimalist traditions as well as her rock background. Her work has been lauded as “dark and beautiful” (Consequence of Sound), “dynamic” (Brooklyn Vegan) and “thoughtful” (Flavorpill) as well as noted for “straddling the worlds of pop and indie-classical" (Broadway World).
Her music has been featured by presenters and venues including Lincoln Center, Philip Glass’s MATA Festival, Arts Brookfield, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette’s [GENERATE] and Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra/music curator Metropolis Ensemble, earning honors and commissions from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, ASCAP, ChamberMusicNY, The American Composers Forum, BMI and more. She was also a 2015 Sundance Institute Composers Lab Fellow at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch, a 2011-2012 Con Edison ‘EtM’ Composer-In-Residence (for which she later served as panelist) and 2014 Atlantic Center for the Arts Associate-Artist-In-Residence. Her work has been featured on radio/TV stations across the U.S. and Canada, most notably NPR and NY1.
An active participant in New York’s contemporary music scene, her chamber works have been performed, recorded and commissioned by groups including American Modern Ensemble, Janus Trio, The Deviant Septet, The Nouveau Classical Project, pianists Vicky Chow (Bang on a Can) and Orion Weiss, flutists Nathalie Joachim (eighth blackbird) and Eric Lamb (ICE), cellist Mike Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider), harpist Bridget Kibbey, Azure Ensemble and members of the New York Philharmonic, Alarm Will Sound and The Knights, among others. Notable recent/forthcoming new music projects include a two-composer ‘portrait concert’ of world premieres alongside avant-garde luminary John Zorn (featuring pianist Vicky Chow and ETHEL violinist Jennifer Choi); a multimedia performance with renowned art curator Roya Sachs, new works for PUBLIQuartet and The Parhelion Trio and a commission for harpist Ashley Jackson to be premiered at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn in 2017.
She has also worked as a guitarist and/or orchestrator with artists including Ben Folds, The Pogues, Philip Glass and Tara Hugo, Academy Award-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Pogues and David Simon (creator of The Wire) as well as well as on scores for James Schamus’ Indignation, Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, Sir. David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, Shakespeare in the Park: Comedy of Errors, and the new theme for CBS News, which premiered during the Democratic Debates. As a film composer, she contributed music to How To Follow Strangers, an acclaimed indie feature starring Ilana Glazer (Broad City) that won the Prix D’Or at the LES Film Festival.
As a recording artist she is currently finishing the debut album of her new electro-rock project DEL ANILA, which she co-produced with three-time Grammy winning 'super-producer' David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel, Muse) and worked on at Abbey Road Studios in London. She is also completing an album of chamber works alongside four-time Grammy-winning classical producer Silas Brown and artists including harpist Kristi Shade (Duo Scorpio) and flutist Nathalie Joachim (eighth blackbird). Her previously released EP Overloaded, which she co-produced with Ido Zmishlany (American Authors, Shawn Mendes), was described by the New York Times as “hard-edged” and licensed by Vimeo’s popular social media and video editing platform, Cameo.
She is also the founder of SYZYGY New Music, a multifaceted music collective and presenter that frequently works on projects for film, television, the Broadway stage and the concert hall and programs performances that showcase the work of exciting new artists. The group has earned praise as “astronomical” (Tribeca Film Festival) and “mind-blowing” (Unveiled Arts), with performances listed in the New York Times, TimeOut, The New Yorker and more. Featured artists have included ETHEL String Quartet, Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun, USA Simon Fellow Sxip Shirey and Tristan Perich's Loud Objects.