I’m a composer-improviser and trombonist based in southern California. I create music with my own electro-acoustic trio, collaborate with fantastic musicians in many other projects, and explore technologies such as telematic performance, live electronics and networked scores. I also teach at the University of California, Irvine, where I am part of a team of faculty leading an exciting MFA program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT).
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Excerpts from my latest trio CD, featuring Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss:
These excerpts are from the new CD Resonating Abstractions, by the Michael Dessen Trio
Released by Clean Feed Records, January 2014
Michael Dessen, trombone/computer/composition
Christopher Tordini, bass
Dan Weiss, drums