Kinney's piece "The Canary Who Sang" is included in Playing On the Edge 2, released on October 23, 2020.
"The Canary Who Sang" is described as "a politically-inspired piece drawing parallels between the historical canaries in coal mines and today's whistleblowers: a musical testament on how one voice can potentially disrupt a larger society."
In addition to Kinney's piece, Playing On The Edge 2 (Navona Records) features works by Bruce Babcock, Roger Fong, Daniel Burwasser, John Summers, and Gregory J. Harris.
Dayton Kinney is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Duke University. Her music has been commissioned and performed in the U.S. and abroad with notable performances that have included ICE, the Grey Matter Ensemble, the Juventas New Music Ensemble, Deviant Septet, HYPERCUBE, F-Plus, SOSDuo, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Zodiac Trio, The Grey Matter Ensemble, Frisson Duo, Space City Performing Arts Ensemble, and at Pittsburgh Opera.