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Viola Dana

Years Active 2009 - Present

Genre Folk, Jazz, Classicle

Members Kathy Corecig - viola Jozef Grech - guitar Pete Guzzelli - drums Tristen Parr - cello

Describe Your Sound

Viola Dana create and perform music for film, predominantly new soundtracks for silent films. Depending on the particular ‘flavour’ of the film we’re scoring, our sound is a mix of folk, early jazz, contemporary classical, occasionally bluegrass, and always with an indie sensibility.

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Contact

Kathy Corecig
kathy@violadana.com

Formation

Violist Kathy Corecig coerced her favourite locals Pete Guazzelli, Tristen Parr and Mace Francis to join her in getting together to play through some ideas for a new soundtrack for the Buster Keaton film 'The General'. A demo was made and the Revelation Perth International Film Festival programmers were contacted, resulting in our first gig at the 2009 Rev Festival to a standing ovation

Influences

The Dirty Three, Tom Waits, Charles Mingus, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Steve Reich, Jonny Greenwood, Ennio Morricone and more

Shared Bills With

Schvendes, Fall Electric, Gata Negra, Bashful, Jodie Tes and the Popular Front, One Horse Town, Harry Smith, Ghost Drums, Hip Mo' Toast, Mace Francis Orchestra, The Hounds of Jazz, Timothy Nelson and the Infidels, The Empty Cup, Project Mayhem.

Career Highlights

Performing as part of the 2013 Toronto Silent Film Festival, the Mayfair
Theatre in Ottawa and the Musuem of the Moving Image in New York City as
part of our 2013 North American Tour

Current Activity

We've recently welcomed Jozef Grech (Timothy Nelson and the Infidels, The Empty Cup) to our band on guitar. We have some exciting projects in the pipeline including premiering another silent film soundtrack as part of a long-running festival.

Releases by Viola Dana

Self-released EP

2012