Both a composer and performer, Desiree is currently working with the Visceral Dance Company (www.visceraldance.com) and is a member of the Chicago Band: Mano. This 6-person instrumental band combines “typical” band instruments (drums, guitar and bass) with flute, violin and cello – all amplified and with pedals galore to create a truly unique sound that many have described as “Metal-Eastern” Rock. Overall, Desiree’s present focus is on the promotion of new music and the collaborative process between composer and performer. She believes that it is just as important to perform and learn from the great music of the past as well as to explore and create with musicians and artists of the present. Life is a constant ebb and flow – music is a reflection of this ever evolving, ever fluctuating, ever delicate collection of moments that each human being is given. Some moments more momentous than others - all we can do is try to make sense of them in whatever ways we see fit.
Desiree finds her comfort, her sense of self, in her first and true love…music.