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David Karagianis: Bio

David Karagianis (pronounced CARE-uh-GANN-iss) is a Los Angeles based composer, recording artist, sound designer and educator who serves as the Music Director for the Loyola Marymount University Dance Program. David’s eclectic range spans film, dance, concert recital, theater and multimedia performance genres as well as classical, experimental, electronic, jazz, world, rock, pop, sound art and ambient stylistic boundaries.  David has worked as a composer, sound designer and/or music director with numerous choreographers, dance companies, theater companies, performance artists and film makers including the UCLA Dance Company, David Rousseve/REALITY, Chad Michael Hall and Multiplex, Rachel Rosenthal, Body Traffic, Cornerstone Theater Company, Patrick Damon Rago, Rosalynde Leblanc Loo, Scott Heinzerling, Utah Repertory Dance Theater, Sen Hea Ha, Ledges and Bones, Oni Dance, Helene Phillips, The Kearns Dance Project, Doug Nielsen and Janis Brenner & Dancers. An accomplished improvisatory pianist, electronic musician and percussionist, David has served as accompanist for Alwin Nikolais, Joe Goode, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company, Donald Byrd, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Martha Graham Company, the Limon Dance Company, Holly Johnston, Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo and many others. Awarded the Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound: Music/Sound/Text, a winner in the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur Competition for Music Composition for Dance and a recipient of Meet The Composer grants, David’s scores for dance, concert, theater, video and multi-media have been performed, screened or broadcast throughout the United States, and internationally. David is a Founding Member and a former Vice President of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance. David’s most recent CD's Multiplex, PULSE (Laptop Dances 2.0) and Threshold are available via the iTunes Store,, as well as via this website.