Daniel Steffey

Real Name:
Daniel McKemie né Daniel Steffey
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Daniel McKemie (né Steffey) is a composer, percussionist, and multimedia artist based in New York City. His music focuses on the boundaries of musical systems, both electronic and acoustic, that are on the verge of collapse. The power in the brittleness of these boundaries, often dictates more than the composer or performers can control, which is very welcomed. Daniel's most recent work came with a collaboration with the Funsch Dance Experience, with music co-composed with Ryan Ross Smith; and a commission from the New York Deaf Theatre for sound design and music for their production of TITUS, based on the Shakespeare tragedy, which has been nominated for two NY Innovative Theatre Awards for Best Original Music and Best Sound Design.

Since 2015, Daniel has worked with Roscoe Mitchell on a process of transcribing and orchestrating Mitchell's improvisations from the Wide Hive Records releases, Conversations I and II, which was originally premiered at the Tectonics (Reykjavik) Festival with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Ilan Volkov. These works have been, and continue to be transcribed and arranged for other chamber groups, throughout North America and Europe. Resulting recordings of this work can be be heard on Wide Hive Records ("Discussions"), and Nessa Records ("Ride the Wind"). Daniel is a co-founder and current member of Ctrl-Z, a group that specializes in the performance
of scored music for live electronics. Since its inception, the group has commissioned a number of composers, as well as performed classic works, that are adapted for a variety of electronic instruments, synthesizers, hand-made circuitry, and computer. The group looks to release a number of recordings and perform extensively in 2017,which includes a newly unearthed piece by Lou Harrison for percussion and tape.

In 2014, Daniel was awarded the opportunity to be an artist-in-residence at WGXC Wave Farm in Acra, NY where he completed his concert length radio opera Pneuma; and now co-produces a monthly radio hour called The Cutty Strange, which now also doubles as the name of a newly formed record and media label formed by a collective of like minded musicians. His album of electronic works, Chloros was released on Edgetone Records in 2009, and Foxy Digitalis went on to say, "It is as abrasive as it is meditative, and bold as it is voyeuristic. He has surprisingly found new meanings within noise." His music can be found on Cutty Strange Records, Edgetone, Self-Help Tapes, and Turmeric Magnitudes; with any and all other 'releases' available for free online.
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NFTU-001 Daniel Steffey - A Collection Of Censored Experiments album art Daniel Steffey A Collection Of Censored Experiments(CDr) Noise from the Underground NFTU-001 US 2005 Sell This Version
EDT4107 Daniel Steffey - Chloros album art Daniel Steffey Chloros(CDr, Album) Edgetone Records EDT4107 US 2011 Sell This Version
NFTU-002 Daniel Steffey - Selected Works --- 2007-2010 album art Daniel Steffey Selected Works --- 2007-2010(8xFile, WAV) Noise from the Underground NFTU-002 US 2011
NFTU-003 Daniel Steffey - Pneuma - A Radio Opera In Eight Parts album art Daniel Steffey Pneuma - A Radio Opera In Eight Parts(8xFile, WAV) Noise from the Underground NFTU-003 US 2014
NFTU-004 Daniel Steffey - Selected Works --- 2011-2015 album art Daniel Steffey Selected Works --- 2011-2015(7xFile, WAV, Dig) Noise from the Underground NFTU-004 US 2015
HLP09 Daniel Steffey - 3 Pieces album art Steffey*, Stanley*, Tinker*, Watkins* Steffey*, Stanley*, Tinker*, Watkins* - 3 Pieces(Cass, C42) Self-help Tapes HLP09 Sweden 2015 Sell This Version
CSR-001 Daniel Steffey - Automatic Typing/Terminal Beach album art Daniel Steffey / Ryan Page (2) Daniel Steffey / Ryan Page (2) - Automatic Typing/Terminal Beach(VHS + Cass) Cutty Strange Records CSR-001 US 2016 Sell This Version
NFTU-005 Daniel Steffey - Give My Regards To 14th St. album art Daniel Steffey Give My Regards To 14th St.(11xFile, WAV) Noise from the Underground NFTU-005 2016
NFTU-006 Daniel Steffey - Automatic Synthesis album art Daniel Steffey Automatic Synthesis(M/Stick, Rea) Noise from the Underground NFTU-006 US 2016 Sell This Version
NFTU-008 Daniel Steffey - A Collection of Censored Experiments: Volume II album art Daniel Steffey A Collection of Censored Experiments: Volume II(7xFile, WAV) Noise from the Underground NFTU-008 US 2017
NFTU-011 Daniel Steffey - Open Circuits album art Daniel Steffey Open Circuits(10xFile, WAV) Noise from the Underground NFTU-011 US 2018
NFTU-012 Daniel Steffey - Kotija album art Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos, Daniel Steffey Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos, Daniel Steffey - Kotija(CD) Noise from the Underground NFTU-012 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Daniel Steffey - Discords And Dysrhythmia album art Daniel Steffey Discords And Dysrhythmia Turmeric Magnitudes US 2013 Sell This Version
NFTU-009 Daniel Steffey - Slaydie's Knees (The Follow-up Appointments) album art Daniel Steffey Slaydie's Knees (The Follow-up Appointments)(5xFile, WAV, Dig) Noise from the Underground NFTU-009 US 2017
NFTU-010 Daniel Steffey - Slaydie's Knees (Technically Speaking) album art Daniel Steffey Slaydie's Knees (Technically Speaking)(8xFile, WAV) Noise from the Underground NFTU-010 US 2017
NFTU-007 Daniel Steffey - Slaydie's Knees album art Daniel Steffey Slaydie's Knees(10xFile, WAV, Dig) Noise from the Underground NFTU-007 US 2017
CSR-002 Daniel Steffey - In Memoriam Pauline Oliveros album art Daniel Steffey In Memoriam Pauline Oliveros(M/Stick, Int) Cutty Strange Records CSR-002 US 2017 Sell This Version