Danny Clay

Danny Clay, composition

Danny Clay is a composer and teaching artist from Ohio, currently based in San Francisco. His work is deeply rooted in play, curiosity, and the sheer joy of making things, in collaboration with everyone from professional ensembles to classrooms of elementary schoolers. His projects often include musical games, open forms, found objects, archival media, graphic notation, homemade instruments, digital errata, cross-disciplinary research, and the everything-in-between. Recent collaborators include Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Youth Speaks, Third Coast Percussion, 826 Valencia, Post:Ballet, Sarah Cahill, Phyllis Chen, the Living Earth Show, and Friction Quartet. As a teaching artist, he has worked with the San Francisco Opera, Little Opera, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the John Adams Young Composers Program at the Crowden School.