Cleek Schrey is fiddler, improviser, and composer from Virginia, now based in NYC. Recent engagements include the Beckett in London Festival with Gare St. Lazare, a solo appearance at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and Roulette Intermedium with David Behrman in a concert curated by Meredith Monk. He has studied composition with Behrman, Paul Caputo, Bunita Marcus, and Ronald Kuivila. The journal Sound Post has noted that Cleek “possesses a rare combination of traits: deep respect for traditional music and the people who make it, and an unbounded curiosity about new directions for sound.” He is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition at Wesleyan University.
Fiddler and composer Cleek Schrey experiments for a new work using electronics and his own unique instrument: the Hardanger d’amore, a custom-built violin with 10 strings, 5 of which ring sympathetically beneath the fingerboard. Schrey will futher engage the performance space by introducing radio frequencies and light.