Dan Dickinson: Bio

Dan Dickinson is a Miami-based composer, bassist, and media artist. He composes in many styles, including chamber music, electronic installations, and experimental improvisation. He holds a DMA in composition from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and is active as a double bassist, particularly in improvisational contexts. His compositional interests include soundscape composition, interactive musical experiences, computer improvisation, environmental interaction, new approaches to form and time, and the boundaries between improvised and “non-improvised” performance.

Dickinson has been a member of the improvisational ensembles Unbound and Fridamusiq. He occasionally writes about music: his articles have appeared in the Miami Herald, New Times (online) and ArtBurst Miami. He has taught Physical Computing in the Interactive Media MFA program at the University of Miami, and music theory and skills ensemble at the Frost School of Music.

Dickinson has been fortunate to study composition with many inspiring teachers, including Dennis Kam (his advisor at UM), Sophia Serghi, Colby Leider, Charles Mason, and Lansing McLoskey.

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