Daniel Corral is a mixed heritage Filipino-American composer/performer born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. In Los Angeles since 2005, his work includes accordion orchestras, microtonal electronics, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, sound installations, chamber music, and intermedia collaborations.
Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Banff Centre, Joe’s Pub, REDCAT, Iceland University of the Arts, Mengi, Harpa, MATA, HERE Arts Center, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Wayward Music, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hammer Museum, MoCA LA, Göteborg Art Sound Festival, USC, Center for New Music, CSUN, Pianospheres, Automata, Machine Project, SASSAS, the wulf., Pasadena All Saints Choir, Santa Monica GLOW Festival, CalArts, UCSD, Carlsbad Music Festival, and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.
Corral has collaborated with artists such as Anne LeBaron, Vicki Ray, Charles Gaines, Stephen Prina, Wild Up, Isaura String Quartet, Christine Marie, Alexander Gedeon, DaEun Jung, Victoria Marks, Opera Povera, Dog Star Orchestra, Yakima Chamber Symphony, Boston Microtonal Society, Slatür, The Industry LA, California EAR Unit, Pasadena All Saints Choir, and Sojourn Theatre. Corral is also the composer/keyboardist for Timur and The Dime Museum, whose work is produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
Corral taught at CalArts 2016-2020 and the Los Angeles DCA declared him a 2019–2020 Cultural Trailblazer. Past residencies include APPEX, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, I-Park, the Banff Centre, and Djerassi. His music has been released by Populist Records, Orenda Records, Innova Recordings, the wulf. records, MicroFest Records, and independently. His MFA is from CalArts, where his teachers included James Tenney and Anne LeBaron. Corral is also Operations Director of the Grammy-winning PARTCH Ensemble, on the board of MicroFest LA, and Co-Artistic Director of the Now Hear Ensemble.