Dylan Hunter Chee Greene - an Asian-American drummer and composer, percussionist and producer based in NYC.
Gugulethu “Dumama” Duma - vocalist, songwriter
Kerim “Kechou” Becker - multi-instrumentalist
Shahzad Ismaily - multi-instrumentalist, producer
Sonya Belaya - pianist, vocalist, composer
Chris Botta - audio engineer, producer, composer
Elliot Cole - composer, performer
Doug Balliett - composer, bassist
Brad Balliett - composer, bassonist
Shane Garcia - vocalist
Marcos G - vocalist
Onebeat - fellowship
Alkemie - medieval music chamber group
Hub New Music - chamber quartet
A Far Cry Orchestra - chamber orchestra
Music Beyond Measure - NPO
I play in search of tension and release, crying and dancing, wildness and ecstasies made in continuous recollection of color, noise, and rhythm. Color, in the face of the pursuit of clarity, lets me speak and dwell in poetry; Noise, as environment, asks I learn to listen anew, over and over, for I cannot shut my ears; and Rhythm, turning vibration to time, forms involuntary intimacies between bodies. To perform sound is to invest in the loss of sound: reaffirming existence and balance in a life where you heed the call of ugly and beautiful, complex and simple sound.
Dylan Hunter Chee Greene, is an Asian-American drummer and composer, percussionist and producer based in NYC. His collaboration spans multiple genres, art forms, and lineages. From artful pop to electronic jazz, Baroque drum and bass to contemporary and cultural crossover, Dylan has performed and recorded with the Grammy Nominated A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, WNYC’s podcast RadioLab, the American Rep Theatre conducted by Matthew Aucoin at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Next Wave Festival, with bands opening for Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors) and Andrew Bernstein (Horselords), and the Bessie Award winning ‘There Might Be Others’ by Rebecca Lazier and Dan Trueman alongside Sō Percussion, Mantra, and Mobius Percussion at New York Live Arts. His compositions, session recordings and arrangements for independent recording artists, choreographers, and visual installation artists, have been heard at venues such as Alvin Ailey and the Detroit Institute for the Arts. He was a 2016 Bang On A Can fellow at Mass MoCA and a 2018 OneBeat fellow through the US State Department. Dylan currently accompanies classes for Mark Morris Dance Center and José Limón Dance Foundation.
Hunter creates and improvises as a member of Oracle Hysterical, a composer collective in NYC that writes song cycles about great literature from Homer to The Brothers Grimm. Since joining, Oracle Hysterical has released two LPs with National Sawdust: Passionate Pilgrim and Hecuba. They’ve premiered original work with A Far Cry with support from NEWMUSICUSA, collaborated with New Vintage Baroque, and performed at both Universities and Art Museums around the nation. He is the artistic director and founder of the midwestern art sound noise ensemble Willo and a co-founder of the improv project, thread duo.
As a teacher, supported by both Carnegie Hall and the State Government of NY, Chee works with DeCoda and Music Beyond Measure to teach site-specific songwriting workshops to teens in foster care, prison pipe line reform, high school, and the NYPD police athletic league.
Greene received his Bachelors of Music from the University of Michigan where he studied with Joseph Gramley, Jonathan Ovalle, Ian Ding, Stephen Rush, and Wasentha Young (Tai Chi), and an Artist Diploma from Bard College where he studied with So Percussion and Matt Struass. Dylan's studies in Ghana with ethnomusicologist and national folkloric treasure, Koo Nimo, focused on Kete, Frontomfrom, and Highlife.