Mario Diaz de León


The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St NYC

Thursday, October 20 at 8:00pm

$15 ($10 with SONiCPass)

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Mario Diaz de León: "Prism Path"


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Mario Diaz de León (b. 1979 in St. Paul, MN) is a composer and guitarist. Praised by the New York Times for his "hallucinatory intensity", his works for classical instruments and electronics have been performed in USA and Europe by ensembles such as ICE, Talea, iO Quartet, JACK Quartet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and Romania’s Hyperion Ensemble. He currently plays guitar in the experimental metal band Mirrorgate. His discography includes 3 releases on the Shinkoyo label, and a critically acclaimed CD of his chamber music on John Zorn's Tzadik label, performed by ICE ("Best of 2009" - Time Out New York, Chicago Reader). He is a member of the Shinkoyo collective, founded in 2002, and has collaborated extensively with Shinkoyo members Severiano Martinez, Zeljko McMullen, and Doron Sadja. He helped run the West Nile performance space in Brooklyn (2006-2010). His collaborations with video artist Jay King have been exhibited at museums and galleries including PS1 (Greater New York 2005), D' Amelio Terras, James Cohan Gallery, Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), and MUSAC (León). He is currently pursuing his doctorate in composition at Columbia University.