projects

Michael Dessen Trio

My electro-acoustic trio, with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss. I’ve released 3 trio albums on Clean Feed Records and received awards/commissions from Chamber Music America, New Music USA, and the Fromm Foundation. More…

telematics

Live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. I’ve explored the telematic medium through numerous concerts over the last decade, working as a co-director, composer, and performer. More…

solo digibone

An animistic world of live electronics where the viscoelastic qualities of the slide trombone invoke shifting digital sprites and topographies. I’ve been performing on trombone and computer since 2003. More…

sideperson

Other bands I’ve played with, led by fantastic musicians like Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Marty Ehrlich and many others. More…

scores and scorestreams

Downloadable PDFs of trio scores and also information on “scorestreams,” my algorithmic, networked compositions that are displayed dynamically on screens for improvisers to interpret. More…

writing and teaching

typewriterScholarly writings, liner/program notes, and links to information about my teaching and academic work. More…