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Tysen Dauer

Tysen Dauer studies musicology at Stanford University. His current research focuses on the reception history of early American minimalism.

Articles by this Author

Recording Review
July 24, 2020

Combining lovely melody with excerpts from a classic human-rights proclamation yields comforting sounds, but the composer wants it to be more than that.

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Recording Review
June 15, 2020

Fans and scholars will appreciate this premiere recording of a long-lost composition from the composer’s early days.

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Recital Review
December 8, 2019

Stark, modernist music for voice and piano explores bleak episodes in 20th-century history.

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New Music Review
October 22, 2019

The father-and-son duo explores the roots and branches of minimalism.

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Chamber Music Review
October 14, 2019

Although the composer’s music is touted as avant-garde, the lovely sounds offered at Bing were anything but.

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Choral Review
August 19, 2019

Ensemble of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir earns the limelight.

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Chamber Music Review
August 5, 2019

Music from the 1990s shows its age in [email protected]’s final festival concert of 2019.

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Jazz Review
July 2, 2019

Indian and jazz influences permeate a sparkling, mostly improvised set by two musical conversationalists.

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Modern Classical Review
April 2, 2019

Two contemporary composers obliterate preconceptions about music and the objects – and people – making it.

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Modern Classical Review
January 15, 2019

The sacred and the profane meld in a spirited revival of the composer’s work.

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Chamber Music Review
December 4, 2018

The vocal-piano trio offers a rare bouquet of ’50s Puerto Rican boleros and originals.

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Chamber Music Review
December 3, 2018

A Prokofiev quintet highlights a unique program dubbed “Lifecircus.”

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Chamber Music Review
November 9, 2018

The cellist interprets David Bowie’s masterful Blackstar album with the Ambient Orchestra.

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Modern Classical Review
October 29, 2018

Impeccable performances lifted a range of musical ideas — fresh and otherwise — at the biennial Rubin Institute concert.

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Opera Review
October 9, 2018

The music shines through in this bare-bones production of a lesser-known Glass opera.

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Festival Review
August 14, 2018

Casual vibes, stellar performances, and breathtaking works by Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly are an affecting conclusion at this year’s festival.

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Chamber Music Review
July 23, 2018

Despite some rough edges, a concert of Glass’s solo piano music is intellectually and musically engaging.

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Choral Review
May 8, 2018

Volti Vocal Ensemble breathes life into the works of four living composers.

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Chamber Music Review
April 30, 2018

The bracing mix of acoustic "classical" ensembles, savvy programing, state-of-the-art electronics, and sophisticated DJs offers a potent musical brew.

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Opera Review
April 24, 2018

Composer Héctor Armienta's new opera, based on the famous novel by Rudolfo Anaya, is an ambitious work that needs to spread its wings.

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