Dean Rosenthal

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Dean Rosenthal
Born (1974-08-27) August 27, 1974 (age 42)
Origin Concord, Massachusetts
Genres 21st-century classical music, Experimental music, Field recording, Electronic music
Occupation(s) Composer, musician
Instruments guitar, piano, electronics
Years active 1996 – present

Dean Rosenthal is an American composer[1] of instrumental and electronic music, sound installations, and field recordings.[2] He also serves as co-editor of The Open Space Web Magazine and is a contributing editor to The Open Space Magazine.[3][4] His pieces have included field recordings, text scores, digital pastiche, and instrumental works focussed on natural observations of properties in mathematics such as perfect tilings, combinations, graph theory, and permutations.[5] He has conducted and performed internationally since 1996.[6]

His music is associated with American composers Tom Johnson, Larry Polansky and John Cage,[7][8] and he has been commissioned to write or arrange his music by Barbara Galli, Morton Subotnick, the Flexible Orchestra, the Washington Square Winds, and others.[9][10]

His own music, "Underpinnings," was released as part of a compilation of postminimalism[11] in 2007. "Our Gazes," a round for 2 voices that sets the poetry of American poet Henry Lyman is published in Rounds Unbound by Frog Peak Music.[12] His music is performed, broadcast, and choreographed internationally in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, including performances at Stratford Circus in London, Incubator Arts Project and Spectrum in New York City, Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen in Berlin, and the Taipei Contemporary Art Center in Taiwan.[13] His latest major effort is the ongoing international performance piece, a text/word score "Stones/Water/Time/Breath," begun on Martha's Vineyard.[14]


  1. ^ American Composer Timeline
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  3. ^ Dean Rosenthal
  4. ^ The Open Space Web Magazine
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  6. ^ lanza, a: "auditory perceptions..", Musicworks 65, Summer 1996
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  10. ^ [5]
  11. ^ Pupusse & patrack : Dès le matin
  12. ^ Rounds Unbound
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  14. ^ [7]

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