Dominic Johnson


After studying at Rice University, I toured and recorded with the band rachel’s, a progenitor of what some now call “indie-classical” music. 

2018 finds me having completed 21 episodes on the music production team at Comedy Central’s Drunk History, DJing, and performing on viola and violin in a variety of settings. Here's a recent DJ and electric violin set from a late night party downtown Chicago:



Career highlights have included co-founding and running the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago from 2005-15, and performances with Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, DJ Spooky, and Belle and Sebastian.

I have also really enjoyed playing Mozart and Berg in the Vienna Konzerthaus, rocking the Hammerstein Ballroom opening for PJ Harvey, and playing electric viola for Chicago Symphony events.


Photographer: David Wittig

© 2017 Dominic Johnson