Lutenist, musicologist & composer Dominic Schaner grew up on a small family farm in rural California. Here, in this infinite expanse of nature, he was introduced to music at an early age. During his following musical life, Dominic has given concerts as both a solo & ensemble musician throughout North America & in Europe. An alumni of Palomar College, Dominic went on to study music at Boston University & the University of Cambridge. He has since completed research at Harvard University, and has lectured at colleges & seminars in the US & Canada. Dominic lives in West Sonoma County where he curates radio shows for kows 92.5 fm, collects private press records & forages for mushrooms around his home in the forest. An advocate for those forgotten & silenced by society, Dominic directs arkestras & explores restorative practices with at-risk populations.