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

2019 finds me having completed 40 episodes on the music production team at Comedy Central’s Drunk History and performing on viola and violin in a variety of settings, including Carnegie Hall with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, Pitchfork 2019 with Belle and Sebastian, and teaching at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in my home town, Port Townsend, WA.  


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

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