Daniel Arite (pronounced a-ree-tee) is a composer/guitarist and arranger whose influences range from Gregorian chant to folk, rock, world, classical, free jazz and beyond. Moving from swinging chaotic improvs to celestial meditations, electro acoustic sounds and a unique approach to multitracking contribute to his style. His music has been featured in venues around the US, on public radio and also on PBS. His guitar arrangements of traditional music, jazz, and original compositions are lush with textures and colors that reveal the beauty and versatility of the instrument and range from driving polyrhythmic dances to mesmerizing romantic serenades.
Dan is also a visual artist. His artwork is in galleries, private collections and in the collections of institutions. For more information on the visual art check out this link.
Biting the Peony, The Bosch Institute, Self-released CD (2009)
The Secret Marvelous Instead, The Bosch Institute, Self-released CD (2002)
Untitled (unreleased CD), Cecil Taylor and Associate Artists Ensemble,
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (2000)
Have a Bowl, Grass Soup, Self-released CD (1997)
Songs with No Words, Self-released Cassette (1996)
2 Simplexity, Volk Verk, Self-released Cassette (1993)
Overtime, Volk Verk, Self-released Cassette (1992)
Windows, Volk Verk, Self-released Cassette (1992)
Labyrinths, The Arcadian Duet, Self-released Cassette (1991)
Undercover, Volk Verk, Self-released Cassette (1990)