Michael Dessen

United States

He is a composer and trombonist who creates music for improvisers, often through exploring the artistic potentialities of live electronics, telepresence and digital networks. His electro-acoustic trio, which has released three albums on Clean Feed Records, combines intricately composed materials with very open improvisation and live sampling/processing.

Dessen also works with compositions "scorestreams," which are dynamically displayed on screens for improvisers to perform, and as an improviser he collaborates with various bands, as well as performing a solo on digibone, an animistic world of trombone and live electronics.

Since 2007, Dessen has been actively involved in numerous telematic concerts that feature performers at distant sites connected through high-definition networking technologies.


Soundscapes: Tele Espacios Activos IX (UPIC)