LEYNA MARIKA PAPACH
b. New York City
MFA, Music/Sound and Interdisciplinary Study, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, 2014
Masters of Arts, Theater and Dance studies at DasArts, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005
Certificate of Dance Studies, L’ecole Des Sables, directed by Germaine Acogny, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal, 2003
Private Study of violin with Ivan Straus, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU), Prague, Czech Republic, 98~00
IRCAM summer school sessions in Krakow, Poland and Helsinki, Finland, 2000.
Undergraduate degree, Violin Performance, Conservatory in the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), 1997
SELECTED WORKS (2004~2017) Interdisciplinary (Theater/Dance)
‘In Water’, duo with butoh dancer, Chicako Bando. Direction/Composition/Choreography. Performance at Urbanguild, Kyoto, Japan, July, 2017
Creation of opera, “SONG”, Script/Composition/Direction/Choreography/Set design/Costumes. Performances at the HERE Arts Center, NYC. June/July 2016
Creation of “Glass Mouth two: “Tale of a Lost Heart…” Direction/Script/Composition/Choreography/Set Design. HERE Arts Center, NYC. Feb, 2014
Collaboration with painter, Nitin Mukul. Video with electronics and violin piece ‘CRATOR’ performed at the Queens Museum as part of “Queens International”, 2013
Collaboration with dancer, David Thompson in Clarinda Mac Low’s “40 Dancers by Jackson MacLow”, Danspace Project, 2013
Premiere of String Quartet “Once Upon a Time Over the Big Black Hill” and other works. Solo evening at The Stone, 2013
Creation of dance theater-opera, “The mother and I and I” Direction/Composition/Writing/Choreography/Set design, HERE Arts Center, NYC. Feb, 2013
Duet with dancer Bando Chikako "What Stays Shall Stay". Performances at the International, House in Tokyo, The Garden, Kyoto, Japan. The Tank, Monkeytown, Galapagos Arts Space NYC. Year of 2009~2010.
Music composition light design for “Sack” by choreographer, Michel Kouakou. Dance Theater Workshop (2007), BRIC Studios, NYC, and Danse Afrique Dance festival in Tunisia and Paris (2006)
Music composition for theater production of “The Little Prince”, directed by Eric Ting. Roundhouse Theater, Washington DC, 2007
Creation of “Apples And Hearts”, Direction/music/choreography/design. Muiderpoort Theater, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Alfred Ve Dvore theater in Prague, 2004.
Creation of ‘…Time for test/Time for rest..” Direction/music/choreography/design. Gasthuis Theater, Amsterdam, Alfred Ve Dvore theater in Prague, 2004.
WORK AS A VIOLINIST
SOLO/ORIGINAL WORK (2016/2017)
‘In Running‘, composition for violin/viola and drone box, performed at the Creative Cognition Conference, Singapore, June, 2017
Composition for violin, viola and electronics. Performed at venues; Superdelux, Obakeyashiki, Tokyo, Urbanguild, Kyoto, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, Swiss institute, NY, New poet’s space, New Mexico, and others, Year of 2016~2017
Solo Violin to the films of Paul Clipson. Ambient Church, Brooklyn, NY, August 2016
INTERPERATIVE VIOLIN WORK Overview
-Performances with Taylor Mac (24 hour decade), J.G.Thirwell’s Monerexia (performed with Bang on a Can/River to river festival), Carla Bozulich, DowTown Trio, and many others.
-Studio/Arrangement work for J.G.Thirwell/Tzadik, The Walkmen, August Wells, Sugarlife, Mattea Baim, Sondra Sun-Odeon. Commercial work such as: Narcos soundtrack(Netflix) and others.
-Performances of North Indian Classical Music with vocalist Dada Tapan Baidya, UNESCO, Firehouse Museum, Silent Barn, Chandayang, NY and more.
-Violinist in band, Geraldine Fibbers (with Carla Bozulich and Nels Cline). 2 US and 1 European tours. Virgin Records, 1998-2000
Original or interpretive work performed at venues such as: BAM cafe, The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Issue project room, UNESCO, Abrons Arts Center, Beacon Theater, Galapagos Arts Space, St.Anne’s Warehouse, Whitney Museum, Queens Museum, CBGB’s, ABC NoRio and Zebulon (NY), El Rey theater (LA), Xebec Hall (Japan), and many venues across the united states and Europe.
Festivals: Unlimited Festival (Austria), The HAU (Berlin), Festival Alternativa (Prague), All Tomorrow’s Parties (NJ), Summer Stage at the Prospect Park Bandshell, River to River Festival, and others. Classical: Aspen Music festival, Spring in the Mountains, Performance with Tokyo Ensemble/Tokyo Bunkakaikan and others.
VIDEO/FILM selected events/installations/screenings
Performance of video piece “There is a Place” at the art space 21 Grand, Oakland, CA, 2010
Video pieces “Japan”, and "Flowers" shown at the Space15, Los Angeles, and Monkeytown, NY
Video “Ise Hands” shown at International House, Tokyo, 2009
Video work for choreographer Clarinda Mac Low's piece "Murder" Supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 2006.
Music composition for Documentary film “Will to Dance” Directed by Joshua Faudem, 2003
Music/Sound Design/Acting for Animation film “Pyramided” Directed by Ras Guarapo, 2001
Video performance piece "There is a Place…" performed at Xibec Hall Kobe, Japan 2000
GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS
HARP Residency, (Theater production/development) HERE Arts Center, NYC, 2011~13
Fellowship from the Japan/US friendship commission/NEA for a six-month research fellowship in Japan, 2009
Travel/Research Grant from the Exploration Fund, Arts International, 2003
Fellowship to attend DasArts, Masters of Theater, Netherlands, 2000~03
Two year grant for musical research in the Czech Republic from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund
Full scholarship to attend the UMKC Conservatory of music/Undergraduate Violin studies. 1994~1997