From his beginnings as a child prodigy, Daniel Kobialka has sought to challenge the music industry’s perceptions that the violin is not a marketable instrument. His passion to create music that surrounds and envelopes, and instantly and accurately elicits an enlivening response in the listener becomes apparent almost instantly. The development of the Zeta Polyphonic violin was crucial to the sound of this “special music.”
Daniel’s music has formed the core of a series of studies linking sound with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for health and healing. He has led didactic and interactive workshops and seminars, traveled the world to bring his violin virtuosity to hospitals from Beijing China to Plainville, Ohio, and recorded music for meditation and guidance with alternative pioneers including Dr. Joan Borysenko and Dr. Bernie Siegel.
Strong in his belief that his beloved violin could be the most eloquent and evocative of instruments, Kobialka founded his own record label in order to freely pursue his own interpretations of the classics, as well as his profound interest in more avant-garde music. LiSem Enterprises Inc. has sold millions of CDs since its inception in 1981.
Daniel holds a doctorate in Musical Arts from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
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COMPOSERS AND CONDUCTORS
Brant Sankey is a native of San Antonio and has been performing and recording in the area for over twenty years. After starting in the local punk and rock scene he went on to study Classical Guitar at Texas State University with an emphasis on Jazz Theory and Arranging, traditional Orchestration, and 18th century counterpoint as well as the Guitar studio’s performance program. While staying active with the local bands that first attracted him to music, such as the San Antonio indie outfit The Saarinens, he also performs solo Classical Guitar as well as in various Musical Theatre productions. In theatre he has performed shows ranging from The Man Of La Mancha, Grease, The Who’s Tommy, and The Last Five Years. He was also Musical Director for a handful of original musical revues for which he was twice recognized with a Globe Award from the Alamo Theater Arts Council for Excellence in Musical Direction.
As a producer and recording engineer Brant has spent the last five years helping local original artists realize their music in genres ranging from folk, indie, jazz, metal, and rock. Some of the local acts he has been affiliated with are The Dead Barons, Douglas Miles Clarke, The Man Eaters of Tsavo, Nicolette Good, The Please Help, The Rosedale Highs, Royal Punisher, The Whirlybirds, and Wolverton. The productions have ranged from demoing and experimenting with compositions and arrangements, plain documents of the group’s sound, or dressing material up for a full production experience with various electronic instruments, string quartets, or even a children’s choir.
Brian Henderson, a native San Antonian, started playing guitar at young age and took to audio in high school. His senior year he secured an internship working production at the now defunct KZEP 104.5 which later turned into his first job in audio. He went on to major in Sound Recording Technology at Texas State University, and took every opportunity to work with artists and bands in the area to hone his skills. During summers he also interned at Cedar Creek Recording in Austin and The Living Room Recording Studio in San Antonio. After graduating in 2011 Brian joined Disney On Ice as a Sound Technician and toured in the US, Asia and Australasia. Returning to San Antonio, Brian taught with the San Antonio School of Inquiry and Creativity, a charter school where he directed a school of rock program, teaching performance on various instruments as well as vocals and music theory, often taking his student bands to perform around the city. Since returning to San Antonio has also restarted his work producing and recording artists as well as working as a live sound engineer. As a guitarist and bassist Brian currently plays with Blithe, Forest of Roots, and 2GrandBack, and continues to compose electronic music in his free time.
Artists Brian has worked with include, Freedom Riders, Coyote Sings, Heroes, Juantanamos, Triptych, Adan Garcia, Descent, Kites and Ghost Police.