Mario Diaz de Leon

June 27 at Roulette – World Premiere of Bellum (2013) for TILT Zug Septet

MDdLMario Diaz de Leon is a composer and guitarist, known for his performances on guitar and electronics, as well as his compositions for chamber ensembles. His influences include modern composition, underground metal, and a wide range of electronic music. His work as a composer has developed in part through extended collaborations with the ICE and Talea ensembles, and has also been performed by Eighth Blackbird, Mivos Quartet, JACK Quartet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Alter Ego (Italy), and Romania‚Äôs Hyperion Ensemble. He currently records and performs as Oneirogen, an experimental project known for its merging of ethereal synths, brutal distortion, and noise influences. His discography includes releases on labels including Tzadik, Denovali, and Shinkoyo, and reviews in the New York Times, Wire Magazine, Lurker’s Path (UK), Hammer Smashed Sound, Rock-a-Rolla Magazine (UK), The New Noise (Italy), and the Chicago Reader. Recent performances include The Venice Biennale, Denovali Swingfest (Essen), and CTM Festival (Berlin). He holds degrees in composition from Oberlin Conservatory and Columbia University.