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Re: Paul Dresher

Paul Dresher is still living in the bay area. His most recent project is 
his own band-the Paul Dresher Ensemble-that has violin, bassoon, 
midi-vibes, drums (midi), keyboard, and himself on various guitars. The 
composer Steve Mackey (who has a great CD of his own, featuring all sorts 
of looping, called "Lost and Found," on Bridge Records) is currently 
on an opera for the ensemble and Rinde Eckert, and I am lucky enough 
to be writing a piece for them as well; both will be performed as part of
their tour next spring. They will also be touring parts of CA this 
November. I think they have plans for a CD in the near future. They are 
one of the most interesting ensembles that I've run into, though I'm not 
sure how much looping they are currently doing...


"we need new instruments very badly..."
Edgar Varese

On Sat, 19 Jul 1997, The Man Himself wrote:

> On Sat, 19 Jul 1997, Warren Sirota wrote:
> > (that begs the
> > question, actually, of why I haven't seen any mention of Dresher in 
> > group. Have I just missed it? Is anyone else familiar with his stuff?)
> He's cropped up here and there on this list (in reference, not in 
> For my own part, he was the first performer I ever saw who was using
> real-time looping in a live performance context.  I saw several of the
> performance art pieces he did with vocalist Rinde Eckert about ten years
> ago;  I'd surely like to have a copy of "Slow Fire" today (I fear my
> original cassette copy has vanished in the mists of time).  Last I heard,
> he was living in Minneapolis, and was doing some collaborations with the
> California EAR unit; anyone else know what he's been up to in the last
> several years? 
> --Andre