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) and "original" (The New York Times). His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed, and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe at venues such as Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen, Spectrum, The Wulf, Electronic Music Foundation, Taipei Contemporary Arts Centre, Incubator Arts Project, La Scala de San Telmo, Symphony Space, at varied universities and art schools, and often outdoors, in situ, for Stones/Water/Time/Breath. His writings have been published in The Open Space Magazine, The Ear Reader, Musicworks, and other prominent contemporary 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, now heard in dozens of performances from the Brooklyn Museum to hallowed dance center Jacob's Pillow to the Claquettes Club in Liege, Belgium. 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 now in its 4th year.