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“I’ve always been very curious about how things worked in the world and how I could push them to the maximum,” he says. “This curiosity about pushing boundaries has stayed with me throughout my lifetime, and continues to drive me, even to this day.”
Today, Leong continues to explore new frontiers, experimenting with creating music using AI. At the Standard Chartered Private Bank Spirit of Exploration launch party in August, he performed an AI-generated symphony that remixed popular Chinese song Descendants of the Dragon, followed by an interactive performance that created a tectonic neural symphony together with Standard Chartered Private Bank clients, by monitoring their brain activity through Emotiv EEG brain scanners on stage.
“I’ve always been curious and interested in mixing media,” he says. “I think that I’ll always continue to look at other creative industries and figure out new ways we can all lift up together, create commonality and be creative across borders.”
Dana Leong has been dubbed as the world’s top electric cellist and is known as the world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box. Dana’s distinctive sound encompasses multiple genres such as jazz, healing music, electronic dance and hip hop.
Being the musical genius that he is, Dana Leong has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16, won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera, been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway, has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic, Porsche and Mont Blanc. He has even collaborated with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM;
Dana Leong is also a leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness. He has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s closing ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Dana’s speaking topics include:
- Clearing Your Channel
- A New York Minute