ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Mark Dresser

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Name: Mark Dresser
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Macintosh Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Bass Forward: Adaptations, Extensions, Augmentations
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Pedagogy, Improvisation, Jazz - unaccompanied, New Music
Bio: Mark Dresser is a Grammy nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, and composer. At the core of his music is an obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. He has recorded over one hundred-fifty CDs including ten CDs as composer/bandleader, five solo recordings and a DVD.  From 1985 to 1994, he was a member of Anthony Braxton’s Quartet. He has also performed and recorded music of Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Osvaldo Golijov, Gerry Hemingway, Lei Liang, Bob Ostertag, Joe Lovano, Roger Reynolds, Henry Threadgill, Dawn Upshaw, John Zorn. Since 2007 he has been deeply involved in telematic music performance and education. He was awarded a 2015 & 2018 Shifting Foundation Award and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. He is a former board member and lifetime member of the ISB. He is a Distinguished Professor of Music at UC San Diego,
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