Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Dean Rosenthal

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, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media at Yale, Spectrum, The Wulf, Electronic Music Foundation, Incubator Arts Project, Symphony Space, at many universities and art schools, and outdoors, in situ, over 40 times, for Stones/Water/Time/Breath. His writings have been published in The Open Space Magazine, The Ear Reader, Musicworks, and other prominent contemporary publications.
 

More recently he worked closely with Guggenheim Fellow David Parker's dance company The Bang Group, utilizing contemporary dance to express his instrumental music; this music was heard in dozens of performances from the Brooklyn Museum to hallowed dance center Jacob's Pillow to the Claquettes Club in Liege, Belgium. A recent commission from the Oral History of American Music collection at Yale was first heard in January 2020. 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 5th year. Stones/Water/Time/Breath piece was released by Edition Wandelweiser, documenting five live performances from Newfoundland to Brooklyn to New York to Wilbraham, Massachusetts, the composer's hometown. 

Additional Links: 
This site is devoted to the verbal notation piece "Stones/Water/Time/Breath"
This site (archival) is devoted to the Daykah Ensemble
Links to streaming music and downloads of music by Dean Rosenthal

I Have Worked With

  • June 2015 to June 2020

    International performances celebrating my piece Stones/Water/Time/Breath in multiple performances intentionally every June 21st as part of the Make Music Festival

  • January 2020

    Created musical work for exhibition at Center For Collaborative Media at Yale for Oral History of American Music. 

  • May 2015

    Sound art installation in Berlin, Germany of "Island".

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Dean
Job Title/Position: 
Composer, Performer, Lecturer
Physical Address: 
Edgartown, MA 02539
Last Name: 
Rosenthal

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Composition
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Philosophy
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - New
Music - Orchestral
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
BMI
Education: 
McGill University
California Institute of the Arts
Awards: 
Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council - 5 awards

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Piano (optional)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
4

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Media
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
McGill University
California Institute of the Arts
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000