Dean Rosenthal :: biography

Dean Rosenthal is an American composer of contemporary and experimental music, field recordings, digital pastiche, sound collage, and installations; performer, writer on music, and theorist; his instrumental music has been described as "thorny" and "modernist" (The New Yorker). His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed, and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe at venues such as Symphony Space, Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen, Spectrum, Brooklyn Museum, Electronic Music Foundation, Taipei Contemporary Arts Centre, Incubator Arts Project, The Wulf, La Scala de San Telmo, and at varied universities and art schools. His writings have been published in The Open Space Magazine, The Ear Reader, and other prominent contemporary music publications. Most recently he has worked closely with Guggenheim Fellow David Parker's dance company The Bang Group, utilizing contemporary dance to express his instrumental music. Since 2012, he has made his home on Martha's Vineyard, where he composed his ongoing international performance piece Stones/Water/Time/Breath which in 2016 was given a 10 city, 3 country performance as part of the international Make Music Day festival, inaugurating an annual event that will be repeated in June 2017 in over a dozen cities internationally.