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Stuart Dempster

Stuart Dempster
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Born in Berkeley, California in 1936, Stuart Dempster was inspired both by Spike Jones and the avant-garde. When studying music he met Pauline Oliveros, among many others, who would become lifelong friends and collaborators. Mostly known for playing the trombone, Stuart also taken to performing with anything else even remotely similar such as garden hoses, pipes, and conch shells. With this open mind, Dempster was one of the first Americans to play the didgeridoo. On the faculty of the University of Washington in Seattle from 1969 until his retirement, he has influenced generations of younger players. Although not often recorded, Dempster continually performs live and seems to relish being part of different ensembles and exploring different styles. Among his better known collaborations are Deep Listening Band and performing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
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http://faculty.washington.edu/dempster
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Dennis Rea Tanabata Ensemble — Black River Transect Dennis Rea Tanabata Ensemble — Black River Transect
(Scoobietracks no#, 2016, CD)
Deep Listening Band — Dunrobin Sonic Gems Deep Listening Band — Dunrobin Sonic Gems
(Deep Listening DL 47-2014, 2014, CD)
Deep Listening Band — Great Howl at Town Haul Deep Listening Band — Great Howl at Town Haul
(Important Records IMPREC359CD, 2012, CD)
Deep Listening Band — Needle Drop Jungle Deep Listening Band — Needle Drop Jungle
(Taiga 21, 2012, 2LP)
Deep Listening Band — Octagonal Polyphony Deep Listening Band — Octagonal Polyphony
(Important Records IMPREC358LP, 2012, LP)
Sunn O))) — Monoliths & Dimensions Sunn O))) — Monoliths & Dimensions
(Southern Lord sunn100, 2009, CD)
Eric Glick Rieman / Lesli Dalaba / Stuart Dempster — Lung Tree Eric Glick Rieman / Lesli Dalaba / Stuart Dempster — Lung Tree
(ReR Megacorp RDD, 2008/2005, CD)
Deep Listening Band / Joe McPhee Quartet — Unquenchable Fire Deep Listening Band / Joe McPhee Quartet — Unquenchable Fire
(Deep Listening DL 19-2003, 2003, CD)
Deep Listening Band with Joe McPhee & Randy Raine-Reusch — Looking Back Deep Listening Band with Joe McPhee & Randy Raine-Reusch — Looking Back
(ZA Discs N-16, 1999/2013, CD)
Deep Listening Band — Non Stop Flight Deep Listening Band — Non Stop Flight
(MAPA CD-1030, 1998, CD)
Deep Listening Band & the Long String Instrument — Suspended Music Deep Listening Band & the Long String Instrument — Suspended Music
(Periplum P0010, 1997, CD)
Deep Listening Band — Sanctuary Deep Listening Band — Sanctuary
(Mode 46, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — The Sombient Trilogy: A Storm of Drones Various Artists — The Sombient Trilogy: A Storm of Drones
(Asphodel ASP 0966, 1995, 3CD)
Deep Listening Band — Tosca Salad Deep Listening Band — Tosca Salad
(Deep Listening DL 3 1995 CD, 1995, CD)
Deep Listening Band — The Ready Made Boomerang Deep Listening Band — The Ready Made Boomerang
(New Albion NA 044CD, 1991, CD)
Deep Listening Band — Troglodyte's Delight Deep Listening Band — Troglodyte's Delight
(What Next WN0003, 1990, CD)
Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis — Deep Listening Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis — Deep Listening
(Important Records IMPREC359CD, 1989, CD)
Terry Riley — In C Terry Riley — In C
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2305, 1968/2012, CD)

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