"Cheryl E. Leonard - Schism," Foxy Digitalis, 6/16/2021 - album review by Brad Rose

"Cheryl E. Leonard - Schism," A Closer Listen, 6/8/2021 - album review by Richard Allen

"Spools Out: Cassette Reviews for June by Daryl Worthington," The Quietus, 6/2/2021 - Schism album review by Daryl Worthington

ACL 2019 - "The Year's Best Winter Music", 12/5/2019 - reviews by Richard Allen, includes Watershed album

"Cheryl E. Leonard - Watershed," A Closer Listen, 1/20/2019 - album review by Richard Allen

Vital Weekly #1177, week 14, Spring 2019 - review of Watershed album

"Cheryl E. Leonard - Watershed," No-Wave, Spring 2019 - album review by Andrew O'Keefe

"The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp, January 2019" - review of Watershed album

"Singing Stones and Bundled Bees," Mills Quarterly, Spring 2017 (p. 6-11) - feature article by Linda Schmidt about Leonard's music, Esther Traugot's artwork, and relationships between humans and the world we live in

"'Polar Soundscape' gives chills to its audience," San Francisco Chronicle, 4/28/2016 - preview by Jesse Hamlin for Leonard's perfomance of polar music at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA

"The Boom and Antarctica: Meet the Woman Making Music from the Sounds of the Southernmost Continent," Noisey/Vice, 5/7/2015 - interview by Michael Haskoor

"Tapping into the Antarctic Beat," NPR's Science Friday Blog, 7/20/2012 - story about Leonard's Antarctic music

"Composer Cheryl Leonard Creates Musical Works from the Sounds of Nature,", 5/11/2012 - feature on Cheryl's Polar music

"Blow Your Own Horn, The Bold Italic, 5/1/2012 - article on San Francisco instrument inventors

"Ice Notes", At Length Magazine, 4/24/2012 - journals, images and sounds from Leonard's Arctic collaboration with visual artist Oona Stern

"Music Outside the Music Box," Works & Conversations Newsletter, 3/4/2011 - extensive interview with Leonard about making music with natural-object instruments, aikido, climbing and more

"Coldcore," SF Weekly, 7/28/2010 - preview article for Leonard's performance of Antarctic compositions in the Green Sound Festival

"Sounds of Snow," Antarctic Sun, 7/31/2009 - feature on Leonard's Antarctic music project

"Cheryl E. Leonard: Music from the Ice and the Earth," Coilhouse Magazine, February 2009 - comprehensive feature about Cheryl's natural-object compositions and performances including her Antarctic work

"Hear This," SF Weekly, 9/17/2003- preview article for an outdoor performance of Leonard's "Instruments in Trees" in New Music on the Mountain

"The Ears Have It," Metro, 4/18/1996 - review of Leonard's Making Smashing Machine installation at WORKS/San Jose


Outside Music Inside the Golden State: Cheryl E. Leonard - radio/podcast interview by Eliot Burk. Season 1, Episode 7. Original airdate: November 23, 2020.

Outside/In: 10 x10 - Under the Ice - radio show/podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio about frozen ponds and lakes, includes interview with Leonard and sounds from her piece Frozen Over, produced by Sam Evans-Brown and Taylor Quimby.

KQED TV's SPARK: Our Creative Nature - TV feature on Cheryl's polar music, produced by Cynthia Stone, original airdate: June 27, 2016

Culture with Rob Bound #184 - radio interview by Katie McMurran, Monocle, April 20, 2015

Make/Work: Episode 16: Cheryl Leonard - podcast interview by Scott Pinkmountain, The Rumpus, August 21, 2014

Composer Searches for Micro-aural Worlds in Nature - radio interview by Eleanor Peterson, WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7FM, April 18, 2014

The Audiophiles: Finding Music in the Sounds of Antarctica - radio feature and interview by Martina Castro, Crosscurrents from KALW News, original airdate: August 22, 2011

Pen Women Presents - interview and instrument demo with Eileen Malone on San Francisco Public Access TV, July 2009

Noisy People: Improvising a Musical Life - feature-length documentary video by Tim Perkis about musicians and sound artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, released April 2007

KALW's Artery - radio feature and interview with Cheryl, original airdate: October 2006

New Morning on the Hallmark Channel - TV feature on Cheryl's work with natural object instruments, original airdate: July 2006 (the video link is under "Nurturing the Spirit")

KQED TV's SPARK - TV feature on Cheryl's Instruments in Trees, original airdate: May 2005