archived events

2010

San Diego and Irvine, CA Dec. 7 Telematic performance (short) by Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen Calit2
New York, NY Nov. 28 Mark Dresser quintet, with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Denman Maroney, Tom Rainey, and Michael Dessen Cornelia St. Cafe
Irvine, CA Nov. 8 (a.m.) Kei Akagi, Darek Oles and Michael Dessen UCI University Club
San Diego, CA Oct. 10 Mark Dresser Quintet, with Tripp Sprague, Duncan Moore, Joshua White and Michael Dessen Dizzy’s
Los Angeles, CA Sept. 4 Carole Kim (live video), Jesse Gilbert (designer/programmer), Anne LeBaron (harp), Eve Luckring (video) and Michael Dessen (trombone/electronics) Folly Bowl, Altadena
Lisbon, Portugal Aug. 6 Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss Recording album for Clean Feed
Lisbon, Portugal Aug. 5 Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss CCB Quadrante
Brooklyn, NY June 23 Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss (8:00 set) Barbes
New York, NY and San Diego, CA June 13 Telematic concert with (in NY) Oliver Lake, Amir El-Safar, Min Xiao-Fen, Gerry Hemingway, Sarah Weaver and (in CA) Mark Dresser, Alex Cline, Hafez Modirzadeh, and Michael Dessen Roullette @ NYU, Calit2 UCSD
San Diego and Irvine, CA May 12 Jazz TeleMotions: A Networked Trio Concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, and Michael Dessen with scenic designer Victoria Petrovich and intermedia artist John Crawford UCSD/UCI
Irvine, CA May 8 Trombone performer on Darryl Taylor’s iSing recital Smith Hall, UCI
San Diego, CA April 27 Mark Dresser, Steve Schick and Michael Dessen The Loft
Amherst, MA and Irvine, CA April 25 Telematic concert by Jason Robinson and Michael Dessen. Audience at Buckley Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA Faultlines Festival
Irvine, CA April 12 Kei Akagi, Darek Oles and Michael Dessen Irvine Valley College
New York, NY March 27 Cosmologic (10pm set) The Stone
New York, NY March 26 with the Jackson Moore ensemble McCarren Hall, Brooklyn
Somerville, MA March 25 Cosmologic Johnny D’s
Amherst, MA March 24 Cosmologic Unitarian Universalist Society
Amherst, MA March 24 Workshop with Cosmologic Amherst College
Radio (online) March 24 11am radio interview with Cosmologic WMUA
Fullerton, CA March 13 Presentation on Composer-Performer Symposium CSU New Music Festival
San Diego, CA Feb. 14 Solo digibone set Other Ideas @ Kava Gallery
Irvine, CA Jan. 23 Kei Akagi, Darek Oles and Michael Dessen Smith Hall
Irvine, CA Jan. 22 Kei Akagi, Darek Oles and Michael Dessen Smith Hall
Santa Ana, CA Jan. 17 Cosmologic OC Creative Music Collective series
Irvine, CA Jan. 14 Presentation on telematic performance by Christopher Dobrian and Michael Dessen ICIT Thesis Colloquium
San Diego, CA Jan. 12 Telematic performance by Shahrokh Yadegari, Michael Dessen, Alicia Peterson Baskel and Rebecca Salzer (part of the Crossing Boundaries concert) Calit2 Theatre
Los Angeles, CA Jan. 3 Cosmologic Open Gate Series

2009

Irvine and San Diego, CA Dec. 13 Latent Potentials: A telematic concert featuring Christopher Dobrian, Michael Dessen, Shahrokh Yadegari, John Crawford, Mark Dresser, Nathan Hubbard and others. Part of DAC 2009 at UCI. UCI/UCSD
Brooklyn, NY Sept 9 Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss (8:30 set) Barbes
Irvine, CA July 22 Live electronics presentation for COSMOS summer program UCI Music Dept.
Idyllwild, CA June 19 Cosmologic Aroma Jazz Festival
Cyberspace/Banff June 4 Telematic concert between Banff/San Diego/Troy/Belfast with Chris Chafe, Pauline Oliveros, Dave Douglas, Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Justin Yang, and Jonas Braasch Audience at Banff
Stanford/Irvine/Amherst April 3 Telematic concert by Jason Robinson, Adnan Marquez-Borbon and Michael Dessen Multiple venues
Brooklyn, NY Mar. 22 Lisle Ellis‘ Motile 6, with Darius Jones, Michael McGinnis, Angelica Sanchez, Michael Wimberly and Michael Dessen Zebulon
Brooklyn, NY Mar. 19 Michael Dessen Trio with Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss (first set) Infrequent Seams at Le Grand Dakar
Philadelphia, PA Feb. 21 Cosmologic (10pm) Marvelous Records
Washington, D.C. Feb. 20 Cosmologic Pyramid Arts Center
Brooklyn, NY Feb. 19 Cosmologic (8 pm) Infrequent Seams at Le Grand Dakar
Amherst, MA Feb. 19 Workshop with Cosmologic Faultines Festival
Amherst, MA Feb. 18 Cosmologic Faultines Festival
Irvine, CA Jan. 20 Presentation on current work ICIT Colloquium

2008

Mission Viejo, CA Dec. 9 Live electronics workshop Saddleback College
San Diego, CA Nov. 23 Cosmologic Kava Lounge
Riverside, CA Nov. 6 Afternoon paper presentation and evening solo digibone performance UCIRA Conference
San Diego and Irvine, CA Oct. 25 Telematic concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, Nancy Ostrovsky, Oguri, and Michael Dessen UCI, UCSD, and webcast
San Diego, CA Oct. 12 Michael Dessen Trio with Tyshawn Sorey and Christopher Tordini UCSD, Mandeville Recital Hall
Irvine, CA Oct. 11 Michael Dessen Trio with Tyshawn Sorey and Christopher Tordini Smith Hall, UCI
Ensenada, Mexico Sept. 28 Cosmologic Ensenada Jazz Festival
Mission Viejo, CA Sept. 26 Cosmologic Saddleback College
New York, NY Sept. 19 Michael Dessen Trio with Tyshawn Sorey and Christopher Tordini CF Fest, Living Theatre
Amherst, MA Sept. 17 Michael Dessen Trio with Tyshawn Sorey and Christopher Tordini Hampshire College
San Diego, CA Sept. 1 Guest with Marcos Fernandes Desi’s, Point Loma
Amsterdam, NL June 26 Mary Oliver, Felicity Provan, Alan ‘Gunga’ Purves, Michael Dessen Punt WG
Glion, Switzerland June 23-July 18, Teaching for UCI
Santa Barbara, CA June 12 Cosmologic Santa Barbara New Music Series
Irvine, CA May 31 Cosmologic Smith Hall, UC Irvine
San Diego, CA May 4 Cosmologic Kava Lounge
Berkeley, CA April 23 Myra Melford, David Wessel, Michael Zbyszynski, Nils Bultmann, Michael Dessen CNMAT
San Diego, CA April 3 Trio with Anthony Burr, Scott Walton, Michael Dessen Spring Reverb Festival
San Diego, CA Feb. 21 Guest lecture, Prof. Mark Dresser’s “Sound In Time” class UCSD Music Dept.
Cyberspace / California Feb. 13 Telematic concert by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, David Wessel, Billy Mintz, Chris Chafe, Phil Larson, and Michael Dessen CRCA, CNMAT / CCRMA, + web streaming

2007

New York Dec. 12 8pm set: Michael Dessen Trio with Tyshawn Sorey and Christopher Tordini
10pm set: J.D. Parran/Vijay Iyer/Michael Dessen
The Stone
Idyllwild, CA Dec. 7 Cosmologic Skye at night
San Diego, CA Nov. 13 Guest lecture, CS/EP forum UCSD Music Dept.
San Diego Oct. 30 Cosmologic Voz Alta
Montreal Sept. 23 The Murray St. Band (+MD) Boa
Montreal Sept. 21 Danielle P Roger, Jean Derome, Michael Dessen Salle Serge-Garant, UM
Montreal Sept. 20-21 Colloquium on improvisation, Université de Montreal (presentation) OICM
San Diego Aug 6 Jeff Kaiser and Michael Dessen (1 set) CRCA
Prague/California June 18 Telematic concert by Shahrokh Yadegari and Michael Dessen PQ Scenofest
Los Angeles May 6 Cosmologic Dangerous Curve
San Diego April 21 Cosmologic Spring Reverb Festival
Utrecht, The Netherlands April 1 Cosmologic SU Jazz Podium
Bruges, Belgium March 31 Cosmologic De Werf
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium March 29 Cosmologic Foyer de Spiegel
Montreal March 3 Paper presentation “Composer au XXIe siècle” conference
Montreal March 3 Marianne Trudel and Michael Dessen (concert+discussion) “Composer au XXIe siècle” conference
Irvine, CA Feb. 7 Adam Rudolph and Michael Dessen Smith Hall, UCI
San Diego Feb. 1 Adam Rudolph and Michael Dessen New Sounds Downtown series
Tijuana, Mexico Jan. 20 Cosmologic Antigua Bodega de Papel: www.dijazz.com
San Diego Jan. 11 Max Roach tribute concert led by Nathan Hubbard Dizzy’s

2006, fall

Long Beach, CA Dec. 3 Cosmologic {open} performance space
San Diego Nov. 30 Cosmologic Voz Alta
New York Nov. 2 Michael Dessen Trio with Tyshawn Sorey and Christopher Tordini The Stone
Oakland, CA Oct. 13 Roundtable with Deborah Wong, George Yoshida, Mark Izu, Donna Lee Kwon, John Carlos Perea, and Jason Robinson (Michael Dessen, organizer) American Studies Association
San Francisco Oct. 12 Michael Dessen and Jason Robinson with guests Darren Johnston, Elizabeth Torres, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Damon Smith Luggage Store Gallery