Accompanied by 5 accomplished local musicians, Lennon will confidently take the stage to perform the striking orchestral arrangements that are celebrated on STRING THEORY. The exciting launch experience also features stunning short films, which accompany each of the blockbuster-worthy tracks. These complimentary shorts were produced by celebrated Kingston filmmakers whose unique cinematic interpretations of Lennon's compositions enhance the live experience. A fascinating fusion of music and visuals, Lennon's STRING THEORY premiere will offer an unparalleled re-imagination of the live classical concert experience.“I didn't think I could be any more excited about finally being able to share STRING THEORY with my friends, family, musical mentors and supporters, but then I started to craft how I wanted to present it in a live setting,” says Lennon. “I've toiled over the smallest of details to ensure that my music comes alive, and offers a one-of-a kind experience that people can cherish. Having spent year's composing the tracks that comprise STRING THEORY, this big reveal has been a long time coming, and it represents the culmination of my artistic journey to date.”
Initial reception to STRING THEORY has been resoundingly positive, with the dramatic ballad, “Full Rotation,” selected for inclusion in Til The Cows Come Home, a critically-acclaimed documentary that reveals the democratic casualties associated with the dismantling of the prison farm program in Kingston, ON. During the lead up to to the album's release, STRING THEORY appeared on CFRC 101.9FM Top 30 charts for consecutive weeks.
Tickets for the STRING THEORY launch experience in Hamilton are $15 and are on sale now at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/702899-danielle-lennon-string-hamilton/, and will also be sold at the door, subject to availability while quantities last.
Doors open at Mills Hardware at 7:30pm, with showtime set at 8pm. The evening concludes following a grand finale performance by livetronica collective, Treebot.
Danielle Lennon - Biography
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario to a lawyer father and teacher mother, there was little musical influence in the household other than appreciation and the enjoyment of listening. Despite this, Danielle's passion for music was apparent at a young age. Lennon began playing the recorder and reading music at the age of four, followed by piano lessons when she was seven. She grew up singing in choirs. After being heavily influenced by a group of string students in her choir, Danielle took up the violin at the age of thirteen. “I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do, taking on the violin so late in life, but I seemed to take to it right away and, thanks to an incredible teacher and the support of my family, I was able to dive in, joining my first orchestra after only a few weeks of lessons.”
Danielle's music making through high school was focused solely on the classical genre. She went on to study classical violin at Queen's University. Her first venture into other genres came with a summer job performing variety shows with The Blazing Fiddles. Her ability to flip the switch from classical to fiddle, show tunes and jazz was honed during her nine years with the group. After graduating from Queen's, she became a full time member of the Kingston Symphony, a violin teacher and began playing with bands including Boru's Harp (Celtic), Calamity Janes (folk rock) and Hoppipolla (ambient rock). She found herself being frequently called upon to do studio work for bands of all genres including The Gertrudes, Kris and Dee, Jerome Godboo, Ianspotting, and most recently she worked on a three song EP with Megan Hamilton and producer Jim Bryson.
Danielle began writing her own music in 2005. Her relationship with composing started off as rather on-again, off-again but in the last two years, writing has been a prominent part of her daily life. Her first album STRING THEORY is an amalgamation of all of her musical experiences and is sure to capture the imaginations of listeners of all types.