A pacifist, practitioner of non-violence, and proud member of the ACLU, Amy Denio (rhymes with ‘Ohio’ or ‘gennaio’) is a multi-instrumentalist composer and singer based in Seattle. She’s been creating & producing soundscores for dance, theater and film since 1983. Amy has received commissions to compose and produce scores for Berkeley Symphony, Italian National Radio, New York Festival of Song, Die Knodel, Victoria Marks, Pat Graney Dance Company, Relache Ensemble, Run/Remain Ensemble, Jeff Bickford, UMO Ensemble, veteran clown Lorenzo Pickle, and many other inspired artists. She has been a long-time collaborator with David Dorfman Dance, receiving a Bessie Award for Composition (NYC) in for her soundtrack to Dorfman’s piece ‘Sky Down,’ and premiering new music at Brooklyn Academy of Music ‘Next Wave’ series for Dorfman’s piece ‘To Lie Tenderly’. Her collaborative efforts have been seen and heard at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Opera House, Detroit Institute of Art, Venice Biennale, Roman Theater Trieste, and on top of 3 Metro Busses in Seattle. It’s impossible to include her many many other astounding credits here so let me just say that Amy Denio will participate in this year’s Moisture Festival by singing for Janet McAlpin’s Phoenix … we’re so pleased.