Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano and musical saw. His orchestral music was recently featured by the Oakland Symphony, and his chamber music was performed at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Dan also recently composed a suite of choral music performed by the Oakland interfaith Gospel Choir as part of their yearly concert series. Dan received the Gerbode grant to create “The Rootabaga Opera” as well as the MAP grant to create “Musical Fortunes,” informed by Klezmer and Romani music, and performed by Kitka Women’s vocal ensemble. More about him at bellowhead.com.