Los Angeles-based artist Dorian Wood is “armed with a vocal charisma that would befit a preacher and an experimental streak that would make avant-gardists swoon” (WNYC Culture). He has held audiences captive on street corners, in concert halls and performance spaces throughout USA, Mexico and Europe, carrying with him a sound that marries troubadour balladry with the avant-garde, both as a soloist and as a member of the 30-piece experimental orchestra, Killsonic.
Dorian’s debut album, BOLKA, received wide critical acclaim for its impeccable merging of folk, soul, Bulgarian choral music and experimental music. His follow-up EP, Black Pig Suite, featured a 14-piece band including horns, accordions and female vocals.
Dorian combines his music with a passion for performance art, having prepared 2011’s Athco, Or The Renaissance of Faggot Tree, incorporating over 30 performers. Dorian also performed with acclaimed artist Marina Abramović in her piece An Artist’s Life Manifesto, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on November 12, 2011. He has also performed in Sweden, New York, San Francisco, Barcelona and Paris among others.
Brutus, Dorian’s latest album, was recorded live at St. Giles-in-the-Fields in London, during his spring 2010 European tour. He is currently working on a new studio album, entitled Rattle Rattle for 2012 release.