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The Paul Dresher Ensemble

The Paul Dresher Ensemble interprets the ideas and sounds of today’s most innovative and irreverent composers. With energy, virtuosity and incredible attention to the theatrical dimensions of performance, it produces and tours its own works of opera and experimental music theater (developed in collaboration with Obie Award-winning performer Rinde Eckert), and as the Electro-Acoustic Band performs the work of an amazing range of contemporary composers with instrumentation that combines traditional acoustic and contemporary electronic instruments. Virtuoso solo performers like Terry Riley, Joan Jeanrenaud and David Abel frequently join the Electro-Acoustic Band for concerts that redefine contemporary chamber music.

Upcoming Shows  


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Sound Maze is a hands-on installation of invented musical instruments and sound sculptures, where you can discover and create new sounds and music. Designed and built by Paul Dresher, Daniel Schmidt & Alex Vittum

OZ Arts Nashville

August 15 - 18, 2015


    Other Activities
  DEAR - the Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Program
The Paul Dresher Ensemble is pleased to announce our Resident Artists for 2014 - 15.
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  • Bill Baird - Mundus Novus (music; invented instruments)
  • Marielle Jakobsons - Macro cymatic Studies (music; media art)
  • Christine McClintock - Handbook for the Revolution: Counter-Anthem (music; theater)
  • PC Munoz - Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer (music; theater)
  • Shanna Sordahl - Developing New Instruments in Electronic and Experimental Sound Arts for Children's Workshops (invented instruments)
  • David Szlasa - Erasing Time (dance; media art)
  DEAR will support artists who are actively exploring new aesthetic premises and pushing the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.  The program will provide early to mid-career artists with a physical space, technology, and strong peer support to do their best creative work. More details available.
Latest Release  

Featuring new releases by Amy X Neuburg, Erling Wold, Jay Cloidt, as well as recordings by Paul Dresher and the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band.
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