Cleek Schrey

In residence: February 1 – 17, 2017
Fiddle + Electronics

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.

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.

Image credits: Portrait 1; Project image; by Alex Fabry