Dino J.A. Deane

Beginning his professional career, at the age of 19, as a musical arranger and multi-instrumentalist (trombone, flutes, keyboards, percussion), J. A. Deane worked in various bands around Los Angeles and San Francisco, worked as a studio recording musician and as a sideman for Ike and Tina Turner.

Moving to NYC in the early 1980’s he pioneered the use of Live-Electronics, Live-Looping and Live-Sampling – simultaneously in three distinct genres of music :

– In the Art / Punk band Indoor Life – playing trombone controlled synthesizer
– In the Fourth World Music of trumpet master Jon Hassell – as an electro-acoustic percussionist
– In the Conduction Orchestras of Conductor Butch Morris – where he live-sampled the ensemble in performance

During this period he also worked as a sound designer for dramatic theater, with writer directors Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert and Christoph Marthaler. He maintained another longterm relationship in the world of modern dance with dancer choreographer Colleen Mulvihill, creating and performing over fifty dance/music works.

In 1997 after collaborating with Butch Morris for 12 years, Deane began conducting his own ensemble (Out of Context) and by 2000 he was also teaching music workshops. Since Maestro Morris’ passing in 2013, Mr. Deane has committed himself to continuing the legacy of Conduction through education (he is co-editor of The Art of Conduction. Conduction® Workbook by Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris), by providing workshops for conductors, musicians, actors and spoken word artists.

Currently Deane lectures on music and technology, performs with Instant Takemitsu and in solo concerts on lap steel, sampler and flute, and leads Conduction Ensembles internationally.

“In a time when 24 bit audio and 32 bit processing has been stuffed into a plethora of hand held devices,” says Dino, “what really sets a looper apart from the throng these days is it’s functionality and ease of use (technological transparency) and the aptly named INFINITY LOOPER is both simple and boundless… a powerful combination.”

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