Dean Roberts

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Dean Roberts (born 1975) is a musician and composer from New Zealand who works with electroacoustic music, minimalism, free improvisation, song cycles and prog rock.[1] During the mid-1990s he was a member of the trio Thela with Rosy Parlane and Dion Workman. After Thela disbanded, Roberts recorded 3 solo albums under the name White Winged Moth, followed by a series of releases under his own name.

Along with Martin Brandlmayr and Werner Dafeldecker Roberts was a member of experimental trio Autistic Daughters when he lived in Italy.[2][3]

He has also recorded with Eugene Chadbourne and Thurston Moore.[4]

He graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts' Intermedia department and later taught time-based arts there.[1][5]

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White Winged Moth[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Composer Workshop: Dean Roberts". Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Autistic Daughters". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ Hodge, Mac (2001). "Dean Roberts - international improviser". New Zealand Musician. 9 (6): 46–48.
  4. ^ Couture, François. "Guitar Festival Summer 1999". Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Media art". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 12 May 2015.

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