events

Nels Cline: Music from Lovers

San Francisco, CA
April 9, 2017
SF Jazz

Nels Cline: Music from Lovers

Los Angeles, CA
April 8, 2017
Royce Hall

Solo trombone/electronics concert

San Diego, CA
March 16, 2017
Palomar College Concert Hour series

Refest 2.0 panel, “The State of Telematic Art in 2017”

With Billy Clark, Michael Dessen, Daniel Pinhero, Jesse Ricke, Robert Rowe, Kate Sicchio, and Sarah Weaver
New York, NY (I’m participating remotely from CA)
March 5, 2017
Presented by NYU/ITP, CultureHub, and WITNESS

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage recording session

Oakland, CA
January 13-15, 2017

Greenlief/Dessen/Walton/Robinson

Phillip Greenlief (tenor saxophone), Michael Dessen (trombone), Scott Walton (bass), Donald Robinson (drums)
San Francisco, CA
January 12, 2017
Luggage Store Creative Music Series

Mark Dresser Quintet

Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, Joshua White and Kjell Nordesen
San Diego, CA
January 10, 2017
Saville Theatre, live radio broadcast

Stephanie Richards Quintet

Stephanie Richards (trumpet), Chris Speed (sax), Micheal Dessen (trombone), Mark Dresser (bass), Andrew Munsey (drums)
San Diego, CA
November 3, 2016
The Loft

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

Brooklyn, NY
June 5, 2016
Performing “Somewhere in the Upstream,” for Yusef Lateef
Supported by a project award from New Music USA
ibeam Brooklyn

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

Holyoke, MA
Performing “Somewhere in the Upstream,” for Yusef Lateef
June 3, 2016
Sponsored by Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares
Also supported by a project award from New Music USA
Gateway City Arts

Telematic concert and presentation in Colombia

I’ll be giving a presentation and collaborating on telematic events, including a concert on Friday, May 13 between Manizales, Colombia and San Diego, CA, co-directed by Mario H. Valencia, myself, Juan David Rubio and Hector Fabio Torres, and featuring new works by the four of us.
Manizales, Colombia
May 9-13, 2016
Festival de la Imagen

ICIT Faculty Concert

Works by Kojiro Umezaki, Chris Dobrian, Nicole Mitchell, Lukas Ligeti, and Michael Dessen, with special guests Joshua White and Maggie Parkins
Irvine, CA
April 23, 2016
UC Irvine

Joshua White Sextet

Joshua White, Mark Dresser, Kjell Nordeson, Ellen Weller, Michael Dessen, Stephanie Richards
San Diego, CA
April 16, 2016
Dizzy’s

Telematic concert with San Diego + Stony Book

Third concert in the series “Changing Tides: A Telematic Translocational Concert Series”
In San Diego, CA: Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Nicole Mitchell, and Stephanie Richards; in Stony Brook, NY: Min Xiao-Fen, Marty Ehrlich, Satoshi Takeishi, Denman Maroney, Ray Anderson and Sarah Weaver.
April 10, 2016
UC San Diego

Telematic concert with Irvine, Pittsburgh and San Francisco

Featuring the work “Spooky Interaction” by George E. Lewis
At the University of Pittshburgh, PA: George Lewis and Geri Allen; At UC Irvine, CA: Michael Dessen and Nicole Mitchell; at the San Francisco Jazz Center: Francis Wong
Feb. 26, 2016 (5pm pacific, 8pm eastern)
At UCI, this event is part of the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture

Kei Akagi and Friends

Kei Akagi, Darek Oles and Jason Harnell, with guest Michael Dessen
Irvine, CA
Feb. 19 and 20, 2016
Smith Hall, UC Irvine

Telematic concert with San Diego + Zurich

Second concert in the series “Changing Tides: A Telematic Translocational Concert Series”
In San Diego, CA: Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Nicole Mitchell, Stephanie Richards and Myra Melford; in Zurich, Switzerland: Matthias Ziegler and Gerry Hemingway
Feb. 13, 2016
UC San Diego

Telematic concert with San Diego + Seoul

First concert in the series “Changing Tides: A Telematic Translocational Concert Series”
In San Diego, CA: Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Nicole Mitchell, Stephanie Richards and Myra Melford; in Seoul, Korea: Bae Il Dong, Young Dong-Kim, Lee Jungpyo
Jan. 30, 2016 (in CA – next day in Korea)
UC San Diego

Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble

Jason Robinson, Marty Ehrlich, JD Parran, Oscar Noriega, Marcus Rojas, Bill Lowe, Michael Dessen, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, George Schuller, Ches Smith
Brooklyn, NY
Jan. 4, 2016
Shapeshifter Lab

Mark Dresser Septet

Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, David Morales-Boroff, Joshua White and Kjell Nordeson
Newport, CA
Dec. 13, 2015
Back Bay Bistro

Mark Dresser Sextet at The Loft

Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Stephanie Richards, Michael Dessen, David Morales-Boroff, Joshua White and Kjell Nordeson
San Diego, CA
Dec. 11, 2015
The Loft

Steve Lehman Octet

Steve Lehman, Jonathan Finlayson, Mark Shim, Michael Dessen, Chris Dingman, Dan Peck, Drew Gress, Tyshawn Sorey
Oct. 22, 2015
Brown University

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage @ Brava Theater Center in San Francisco

See below for personnel
Oct. 1 and 2, 2015
Details

Jen Shyu and Nicole Mitchell duo performance, with guests Breeze Smith and Michael Dessen

UC Irvine, CA
Sept. 29, 2015

Mark Dresser Septet @ the Atheneum, San Diego

Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, David Morales-Boroff, Joshua White and Kjell Nordeson
San Diego, CA
Sept. 27, 2015
The Atheneum

Mark Dresser Quintet @ Angel City Jazz Festival

Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Joshua White, Kjell Nordeson and Michael Dessen
9:30pm, Sept. 26, 2015
Angel City Jazz Festival @ REDCAT, Los Angeles
Details

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage @ Angel City Jazz Festival

8pm, Sept. 26, 2015
REDCAT, Los Angeles
Details

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage @ UC Irvine

Fay Victor, voice; Nicole Mitchell, flute; Kyle Bruckmann, oboe; Vinny Golia, woodwinds; Cory Wright, woodwinds; Darren Johnston, trumpet; Michael Dessen, trombone; Dina Maccabee, viola/violin; John Finkbeiner, electric guitar; Mark Dresser, acoustic bass; Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass, conductor; Myra Melford, piano and harmonium; Kjell Nordeson, vibraphone/percussion; Tim Perkis, electronics; Jordan Glenn, drum set/percussion
Sept. 25, 2015
Preview concert on the Gassmann Series at UC Irvine
Details

Workshops and research collaboration in Korea on telematics

Seoul Institute of the Arts
September, 2015

Concert with SF Bay area improvisers

With Lisa Mezzacappa, Michael Dessen, Kyle Bruckmann, Steve Adams, Tim Perkis, and Scott Walton
Berkeley, CA
June 17, 2015
Berkeley Arts Festival

David Borgo’s Kronomorfic

San Diego, CA
May 20, 2015
With David Borgo, Paul Pellegrin, Andy Zacharias, Kjell Nordeson, Nate Jarrell and Michael Dessen.
UC San Diego’s Wed@7 series

David Borgo’s Kronomorfic

San Diego, CA
May 19, 2015
With David Borgo, Paul Pellegrin, Andy Zacharias, Kjell Nordeson, Nate Jarrell and Michael Dessen.
Jazz Live @ KSDS

Telematic concert between Zurich and San Diego

San Diego, CA
May 2, 2015
With Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway, Matthias Ziegler, Michael Dessen, Joshua White, Stephanie Richards, Brian Cross and Benjamin Burger.
Filmatic Festival, UC San Diego

Festival Internacional de la Imagen

Manizales, Colombia
April 22-25, 2015
I’ll be giving a solo performance (trombone/electronics), a conference presentation and participating in a telematic concert.
Universidad de Caldas. Details

Presentation on live electronics

Irvine, CA
April 8, 2015
Part of “Ableton Live, The Mini-Series,” sponsored by the Gassmann Electronic Music Series
UC Irvine

Guest performer with Joelle Leandre, Nicole Mitchell and Derf Recklaw

Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 10, 2015
Leandre/Mitchell duo first set, with second set guests Recklaw/Dessen
Blue Whale

Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen duo concert

San Diego, CA
Feb. 4, 2015
Mesa College

Presentation on “Jazz and Telematics” with Mark Dresser at JEN

San Diego, CA
Jan. 10, 2015
Jazz Education Network 6th Annual Conference
Manchester Grand Hyatt

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Nicole Mitchell, Joshua White, Kjell Nordeson and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Dec. 12, 2014
Dizzy’s

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

Irvine, CA
Nov. 22, 2014
Smith Hall, UCI

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

San Diego, CA
Nov. 21, 2014
The Loft

Joshua White Quintet, with Mark Dresser, Kjell Nordeson, Gavin Templeton, Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Oct. 10, 2014
The Loft

Joshua White Quintet, with Mark Dresser, Kjell Nordeson, Gavin Templeton, Michael Dessen

Oct. 9, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Blue Whale

Taylor Ho Bynum ensemble, with Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Gauthier, Jeff Parker, Mark Dresser, Alex Cline and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 28, 2014
Angel City Jazz Festival

Mark Dresser quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Michael Sarin, and Michael Dessen

New York, NY
Sept. 26, 2014
Cornelia St. Cafe

Flowing Winds, a performance by Derf Reklaw, Gamin, Nicole Mitchell and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles
May 24, 2014
The World Stage

Guest with Nathan Hubbard ensemble

San Diego
April 27, 2014
Taoist Sanctuary

Solo performance on ICIT faculty concert

Irvine CA
April 25, 2014
Solo trombone/electronics performance. Other artists include Nicole Mitchell, Chris Dobrian, Sheron Wray, Kojiro Umezaki and Kei Akagi.
Gassmann Series

Nicole Mitchell’s Sun Dial Ensemble, with Jeff Parker, Dwight Trible, Najite Agindotan, and Michael Dessen

San Diego
March 7, 2014
Fresh Sound Series

Tour with Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble

With Oscar Noriega, Marty Ehrlich, Bill Lowe, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, George Schuller, Ches Smith and Michael Dessen
Feb 24, 2014: Roulette, New York, NY
Feb 23, 2014: Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Feb 22, 2014: Casa del Popolo, Montreal
Feb 21, 2014: Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, ME
Feb 20, 2014: Magic Triangle, Amherst, MA

Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

San Diego
Feb 4, 2014
The Loft

Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles
Feb 2, 2014
Blue Whale

Telematic concert with Zurich, San Diego and Irvine

Zurich/cyberspace
Jan 18, 2014
In Zurich: Matthias Ziegler, Franziska Baumann, Christian Weber, Christoph Baumann and VJs Joel de Giovanni and Benjamin Burger; In California (no audience): Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen
Zurich ICST

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Michael Sarin and Michael Dessen

New York, NY
Dec 21, 2013
Cornelia St. Cafe

Michael Dessen Trio, with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

New York, NY
Dec 18, 2013
Seeds

Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner, Matan Rubinstein and Michael Dessen

Northampton, MA
Dec 16, 2013
Northampton Community Music Center

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Michael Sarin and Michael Dessen

New Haven, CT
Dec 13, 2013
Firehouse 12

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Joshua White, Ben Schachter, Kjell Nordeson, and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Oct 25, 2013
Dizzy’s

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Joshua White, Ben Schachter, Kjell Nordeson, and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Oct 24, 2013
Blue Whale

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Joshua White, Ben Schachter, Kjell Nordeson, and Michael Dessen

Mission Viejo, CA
Oct 23, 2013
Saddleback College

Solo performance

San Diego, CA
Oct 17, 2013
Trombone and electronics
Palomar College

Nicole Mitchell’s Sun Dial Ensemble, featuring Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Dwight Trible, Najite Agindotan, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Oct 4, 2013
Angel City Jazz Festival

Public reading of my orchestra composition Slippages

San Diego, CA
Sept 20, 2013
La Jolla Symphony, Steve Schick conducting
JCOI

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Marty Ehrlich, Denman Maroney, Michael Sarin and Michael Dessen

New York, NY
Sept 13, 2013
Cornelia St. Cafe

Nicole Mitchell’s Sun Dial, with Dwight Trible, Najite Agindotan, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Aug 31, 2013
The World Stage

Quartet concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, Nicole Mitchell and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Aug 29, 2013
SD Museum of Art

UCSD Jazz Camp

San Diego, CA
June 26-27, 2013
Teaching at UCSD Jazz Camp, including faculty performance on 6/26 with Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis and Mark Ferber

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Joshua White, Ben Schachter, Kjell Nordeson, and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
May 10, 2013
Dizzy’s

Virtual Tour, part 3:

Stony Brook, NY and San Diego, CA
April 7, 2013
Telematic concert between NY and CA. Featuring Sarah Weaver, Jane Ira Bloom, Ray Anderson, Min Xiao Fen, Matt Wilson, Doug Van Nort, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, Myra Melford and Mark Dresser, with compositions by Weaver, Dresser, Mitchell and Dessen
Simons Center cDACT and UCSD. Details

Virtual Tour, part 2

Zurich, Switzerland and San Diego, CA
April 6, 2013
Telematic concert between Zurich and CA. Featuring Gerry Hemingway, Matthias Ziegler, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, Myra Melford and Mark Dresser, with compositions by Ziegler, Hemingway, Dresser, Mitchell and Dessen
Zurich ICST and UCSD. Details

Virtual Tour, part 1

Amherst, MA and San Diego, CA
April 5, 2013
Telematic concert between MA and CA. Featuring Marty Ehrlich, Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, Myra Melford and Mark Dresser, with compositions by Ehrlich, Robinson, Dresser, Mitchell and Dessen
Amherst College and UCSD. Details

Inaugural ICIT Symposium 2013: New Directions in Graduate Programs

Irvine, CA
March 1-2, 2013
Featuring keynote artists Vijay Iyer and Mari Kimura. I am one of the co-directors of the symposium, and will give a presentation on one of the Saturday panels titled “Studying Jazz Studies.”
UC Irvine. Details

Joshua White & SPiRAL, playing the music of John Coltrane

San Diego, CA
Feb. 13, 2013
Joshua White, Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, David Borgo and Duncan Moore.
The Loft

Telematic duo performance by Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

Irvine/San Diego, CA
Dec. 10, 2012
In memory of Nathan Brock, as part of the CineGrid International Workshop
Calit2 Auditorium, UC San Diego

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

Irvine, CA
Dec. 1, 2012
Smith Hall, UCI

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

San Diego, CA
Nov. 30, 2012
Fresh Sound series at Space4Art

Workshop by the Michael Dessen Trio

Mission Viejo, CA
Nov. 30, 2012
With Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss. 1:30pm
Saddleback College

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 28, 2012
Blue Whale

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

New York, NY
Nov. 27, 2012
Shapeshifter Lab

Workshop by the Michael Dessen Trio

Amherst, MA
Nov. 27, 2012
With Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss
Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

Nov. 26, 2012
Hampshire College
San Diego, CA

Michael Dessen solo concert

Nov. 7, 2012
Trombone and electronics
Mesa College, San Diego, CA

Mark Dresser quintet, with special guest Bobby Bradford, and Marty Ehrlich, Denman Maroney, Michael Sarin, and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 7, 2012
Angel City Jazz Festival

Joshua White quintet, with Gavin Templeton, Dave Robaire, Dan Schnelle and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Oct. 6, 2012
98 Bottles

Michael Dessen Trio with Chris Tordini and Jason Nazary

Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 7, 2012
Hammer Museum

Recording session for a new album by David Borgo

San Diego, CA
Aug. 31, 2012

Participating in the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute

Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 6-11, 2012

Joshua White quintet, with Gavin Templeton, Dave Robaire, Dan Schnelle and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
June 28, 2012
Blue Whale

Teaching at UCSD Jazz Camp

San Diego, CA
June 25-29, 2012

Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser, Joshua White and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
June 24, 2012
98 Bottles

Joshua White quintet, with Gavin Templeton, Dave Robaire, Dan Schnelle and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
June 22, 2012
98 Bottles

Jason Robinson, Michael Dessen, Bruno Raberg and Bob Weiner

Amherst, MA
June 17, 2012
Unitarian Meetinghouse

Recording with Marty Ehrlich big band

New York, NY
June 15-16, 2012
New York, NY

Michael Dessen Trio, with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss

New York, NY
June 13, 2012
10pm set
Cornelia St. Cafe

Mark Dresser quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Michael Sarin, and Michael Dessen

June 11, 2012
Vision Festival New York, NY

Recording with Mark Dresser quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Tom Rainey, and Michael Dessen

May 16, 2012
New York, NY

Mark Dresser quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Tom Rainey, and Michael Dessen

May 15, 2012
Cornelia St. Cafe

Presentation on composing for improvisers

Irvine, CA
April 11, 2012
Part of the panel series “Conversations on the Artistic Process”
UC Irvine

Presentation on telematic music

Fullerton, CA
March 3, 2012
Part of the CSU Fullerton New Music Festival Composer-Performer Symposium
CSU Fullerton

Joshua White quintet, with Gavin Templeton, Dave Robaire, Dan Schnelle and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Feb. 18, 2012
98 Bottles

“Computer Mediated” concert

Irvine, CA
Feb. 16, 2012
Compositions by Christopher Dobrian/Kei Akagi, Kojiro Umezaki, Chris Lavender and Michael Dessen
UC Irvine

Jeff Gauthier, Motoko Honda and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 28, 2012
Beyond Baroque

Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

Irvine, CA
Jan. 17, 2012
UC Irvine

Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 16, 2012
Blue Whale

Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Jan. 13, 2012
Neurosciences Institute
San Diego, CA

Concert by Jeff Kaiser and friends

San Diego, CA
Nov. 19, 2011
Featuring David Borgo, Vinny Golia, Andrew Pask, Tracy McMullen, Emily Hay, Dan Clucas, Brad Henkel, Kris Tiner, Michael Dessen, Michael Vlatkovich, Jonathan Piper, William Roper, Wayne Peet, Tom McNalley, Steuart Liebig, Jim Connolly, Mark Dresser, Rich West, and Brad Dutz.
UCSD

Jeff Gauthier, Motoko Honda and Michael Dessen (10pm set)

New York, NY
Nov. 9, 2011
The Stone

Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss (10pm set)

New York, NY
Nov. 8, 2011
The Stone

Telematic concert with NY and CA: Inspiralings 2011

San Diego, CA and New York, NY
Nov. 2, 2011
With (in NY) Oliver Lake, Ikue Mori, Jane Ira Bloom, Amir ElSaffar, Thomas Ulrich, Sarah Weaver and (in CA) Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen and Joshua White. Compositions by Dresser, Weaver and Dessen; video by Sarah Jane Lapp and John Crawford; scenic design by Victoria Petrovich.
UCSD and NYU

Teaching at UCSD Jazz Camp

June 20-24, 2011
San Diego, CA

Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Jason Nazary

New York, NY
June 16, 2011
University of the Streets (10pm)

Mark Dresser quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Tom Rainey, and Michael Dessen

New York, NY
June 15, 2011
Cornelia St. Cafe

Didier Petit, Francois Houle and Michael Dessen

Los Angeles, CA
June 5, 2011
Royal T

Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble

San Diego, CA
June 2, 2011
With special guest Anthony Davis, and also featuring Rob Thorsen, Duncan Moore, Joshua White, Ellen Weller, Colin Friedkin, Andy Geib, Gabriel Sundy, and Michael Dessen
Dizzy’s

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Tripp Sprague, Duncan Moore, Joshua White and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
May 29, 2011
Dizzy’s

Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss

Irvine, CA
May 7, 2011
Smith Hall, UCI

Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss

Mission Viejo, CA
May 6, 2011
12-3pm workshop / mini-concert
Saddleback College

Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss

Los Angeles, CA
May 5, 2011
CD Release concert for Forget The Pixel, Clean Feed Records
Royal T

A telematic concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, and Michael Dessen with video by Yotam Mann

San Diego and Berkeley, CA
April 27, 2011
UCB and UCSD

A telematic concert by Sarah Weaver

New York, Montreal, San Diego, Irvine, Seattle
April 23, 2011
With Gerry Hemingway, Oliver Lake, Mark Dresser, Hadi El-Debek, Dave Taylor, Eldad Tsabary, Stuart Dempster, and Michael Dessen
Multiple locations

Panel discussion about telematics

New York, Montreal, San Diego, Irvine, Seattle
April 22, 2011
MARL series
With artists from the following day’s concert
San Diego and Irvine, CA

TeleMotions: A Networked Trio Concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, and Michael Dessen

April 17, 2011
Calit2 auditorium (UCI) and theatre (UCSD)
With scenic designer Victoria Petrovich and intermedia artist John Crawford
San Diego and Irvine, CA

TeleMotions: A Networked Trio Concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, and Michael Dessen

April 16, 2011
with scenic designer Victoria Petrovich and intermedia artist John Crawford
Calit2 auditorium (UCI) and theatre (UCSD)

Mary Oliver, Michael Moore, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Harald Austbø, Michael Dessen

Amsterdam
March 19, 2011
Delicatezz

Laurent Cugny, Michael Dessen, and Joachim Govin

Paris
March 18, 2011
Chez Papa
Paris

Laurent Cugny, Michael Dessen, and Joachim Govin

March 17, 2011
Chez Papa
Paris

Faculty exchange residency, l’Université Paris Sorbonne

March 14-25, 2011
Various lectures

Mark Dresser Quintet, with Tripp Sprague, Duncan Moore, Joshua White and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Jan. 30, 2011
Dizzy’s

Mark Dresser, Steve Schick and Michael Dessen

San Diego, CA
Jan. 26, 2011
The Loft

Cosmologic (9 pm set at CPMC Theatre)

San Diego, CA
Jan. 22, 2011
UCSD Sonic Diasporas festival

Panel on telematic performance

San Diego, CA
Jan. 21, 2011
With Mark Dresser, Shahrokh Yadegari, Jason Robinson, Michael Dessen and (via Skype) Pauline Oliveros and Chris Chafe
UCSD Sonic Diasporas festival

Presentation on my compositions

Irvine, CA
Jan. 6, 2011
ICIT colloquium

Cosmologic

Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 2, 2011
Open Gate Series, Eagle Rock

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