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“As Nearness Pauses” (telematic composition)

8 min. piece, part of 1-hour concert:

Watch the video on YouTube

Composed by Michael Dessen for Changing Tides 2 (2020)
Performing in Seoul, Korea: Bae Il Dong,Yoon Jeong Heo, Jean Oh, Aram Lee, Min Wang Hwang, and Jungpyo Lee
Performing in San Diego, CA: Wilfrido Terrazas, Stephanie Richards, Michael Dessen, Joshua White and Mark Dresser.

Solo digibone sample tracks

The Usual Suspects:

Mensural Refractions:

from Digibone Forest (2019, on Accretions)
Michael Dessen, trombone and computer
Listen on Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp

Somewhere in the Upstream (MD trio)

Part 1 excerpt:

Part 6 excerpt:

Part 7 excerpt:

Somewhere In The Upstream (2018, Clean Feed Records)
By the Michael Dessen Trio featuring Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss
Listen on Apple Music or Spotify
Download score pdf

“For instance, today” (telematic composition)

4 min. excerpt from 16 min. piece:

Composed by Michael Dessen for Virtual Tour (2013)
Performing in Amherst, MA: Marty Ehrlich, Jason Robinson and Bob Weiner
Performing in San Diego, CA) Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Myra Melford and Michael Dessen
DVD released on pfMENTUM
Download score pdf

“Far Cries, Part 1: Ansan” (telematic composition)

5 min. excerpt from 12 min. piece:

Composed by Michael Dessen for Changing Tides 1 (2016)
Performing in Ansan, Korea: Bae Il Dong, Young Dong-Kim, Lee Jungpyo
Performing in San Diego, CA: Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Myra Melford and Michael Dessen