Cory Gabel is an award-winning composer, pianist and recording artist, creating original music for dance, film, theater and solo projects. Cory’s music career began in Los Angeles, where he was the lead vocalist and guitarist for the alternative rock band Limestone Rome from 1994-2000. In 2001, he turned to the piano for the first time, and has since released 3 post-classical solo piano albums, One Road, Alabaster Sky and Paso in 2001, 2006 and 2013, respectively.
His classical and modern rock influences converge in his original scores for contemporary dance and film, where he is often likened to composers & artists such as Trent Reznor, Philip Glass, Sigur Rós and others. He has released soundtracks to 2 full-length modern dance pieces, The Casket Girls in 2009, and Water Wars in 2012.
2016 is developing as another prolific year. Cory will be performing live with Sonia Plumb Dance Company this fall, and is also writing the score for Dean Lennert’s animated film “Dear Anna Olson”. He’s also writing new solo piano material, planned for a summer 2017 release.