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Dana Reason

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Dana Reason


Dana Reason (b. Canada) is an Canadian composer, recording artist, keyboardist, producer, arranger, sound artist and educator living in the United States.

Dr. Reason holds a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis on piano and composition from McGill University; a Master of Arts degree in music composition from Mills College; and a Ph.D. in critical studies and experimental practices, and musicology from the University of California, San Diego.

Dana Reason works at the intersections of contemporary musical genres and intermedia practices. She appears on more than 17 commercially released recordings, including as a member of The Space Between trio with American electronic music pioneer, Pauline Oliveros. She has also performed with Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, George E. Lewis, Tim Berne, Fred Frith, Joelle Leandre, DJ Spooky, and Joe McPhee. She has been featured on National Public Radio (USA), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Canada.

Dr. Reason currently [2021] lives in Oregon, United States, where she holds the position of assistant professor of contemporary music in the School of Arts and Communication, at Oregon State University.

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