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Somewhere in the Upstream (MD trio, 2018)

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
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As Nearness Pauses (telematic composition, 2020)

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

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.
Watch concert video on YouTube
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Digibone Forest (solo album, 2019)

The Usual Suspects:

Mensural Refractions:

from Digibone Forest (2019, on Accretions)
Michael Dessen, trombone and computer
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The Infinite and the Invitation (MD trio, 2014)

Resonating Abstractions CD cover

From the album Resonating Abstractions (2014, Clean Feed Records)
By the Michael Dessen Trio featuring Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss
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Far Cries, Part 1: Ansan (telematic composition, 2016)

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
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Fossils and Flows (MD trio, 2011)

Forget The Pixel CD cover

From the album Forget the Pixel (2011, Clean Feed Records)
By the Michael Dessen Trio featuring Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss
Listen on Apple Music or Spotify
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For instance, today (telematic composition, 2013)

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
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The Rumpus (Cosmologic, 2008)

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Eyes In The Back Of My Head (2008, Cuneiform Records)
Composed by Michael Dessen
Performed by Cosmologic (Jason Robinson, Michael Dessen, Nathan Hubbard, Scott Walton)
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Lineal (MD, 2007)

Title track from Lineal (Circumvention Music, 2007)
Performed by Vijay Iyer, Mark Dresser, Susie Ibarra and Michael Dessen
Composed by Michael Dessen
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