Dani Kyengo O'Neill is a Kenyan-South African composer, filmmaker, sound and spatial artist, and noisemaker. Their current research looks deeper into black sonic auralities, dialogues of riddim and gendered histories in the diaspora, experimental sound production, filmmaking and somatics as liberatory practices informed by sound, assembly, gender, aural imagery, choreography and Afrikan queer storytelling.

In their practice, Kyengo O'Neill marries theatre and film (the act of seeing) with the intersections of composition, embodied performance, dialogues of improvisation and arrival, free jazz, black techno histories, space and assembly, and playing with gender, shame and memory through sonically curated and textured experiences in their installations and films. Their work predominates performance, composition, collaboration, sound installation and audio-visual scoring.

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Still image: Screenshot of Dani Kyengo O'Neill's project. Photograph courtesy of the artist