Dan Mohr was awarded 2010 Curatorial Residency for collision_theory, and a 2006/07 LinkUP Residency to develop “Guns, Aloe: The Worldly Observations and Further Breakdown of Andrae Gonzalo” a sound work inspired or appropriated from words uttered and written by Andrae Gonzalo, who was a contestant on season 2 of Project Runway.
DAN MOHR, COMPOSER/PERFORMER is a singer, composer, musician and performer. Mohr received his BA in composition and voice from Bennington College in 2000. Through the course of his education, he studied and performed with Meredith Monk, Lynn Book, Amy Williams, Tom Bogdan, Tobias Picker, Dana Reitz, Allen Shawn and many others. He is an accomplished ensemble singer, having sung with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus, and having toured extensively with Vermont based traditional polyphonic singing institution Northern Harmony/Village Harmony. The influence of traditional polyphonic singing and other ethnic singing techniques can be heard in Dan’s musical contributions to a myriad of theatre, dance, and film works. He has worked extensively with Split Pillow, an
independent film production company in Chicago, scoring, writing, directing, and designing productions for works including
soulMaid (2006, Ariztical Entertainment) and The Christians (2008, Stephen Cone, director). He has performed and collaborated in
performance with such notable artists as Asimina Chremos, writer/director Brian Torrey Scott, artist/writer Mary Walling Blackburn, and songwriter Azita Youssefi. As resident artist at Links Hall in 2007, he developed Guns, Aloe an evening length one man performance about the specious portrayal of identity on reality television. The performance spawned Dan’s first solo record, also called Guns, Aloe (2009, DRP). As recipients of the 2008 Crosscut Grant (sponsored by Experimental Sound Studio and Links Hall), he and his collaborator Rachel Damon of Synapse Arts Collective recently completed and evening length ensemble performance exploring compositional fusions of the voice and the moving body entitled Stridulate: Hybrid Forms in Voice & Movement. Dan plays with an assortment of bands and ensembles, including critically acclaimed Chicago trance-drone collective DRMWPN (Dreamweapon), Relaxation Record, and Box of Baby Birds. In October of 2008, he joined former Head of Femur singer Matt Focht playing keyboards on a tour of the midwest supporting Conor Oberst. In his spare time, Dan runs a freelance graphic design service –yes.I.said Print and Promotional Design–and is writing his second record, If You Let People Walk All Over You, Do You Become a Place?