Stuart Dempster

Also known as Dempster, Stewart Dempster
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Discography of Stuart Dempster:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Deep Listening 4 Audio 1989 New Albion
2 On The Boards 4 Audio 2001 Anomalous Records
3 Underground Overlays From The Cistern Chapel 7 Audio 1995 New Albion
4 In The Great Abbey Of Clement VI 2 Audio 1979 1750 Arch Records
5 Lung Tree 9 Audio 2005 ReR Megacorp
6 In The Great Abbey Of Clement VI 2 Audio 1987 New Albion
7 Musicworks 94: Spring 2006 15 Audio 2006 Musicworks
8 Deep Listening 4 Audio 1989 New Albion
9 In The Great Abbey Of Clement VI 2 Audio 1987 New Albion
10 Sound Shadows 6 Audio 2009 Deep Listening
11 The Laycock Duos 5 Audio 2013 Comprovise Records

Born in Berkeley, California in 1936, Stuart Dempster was inspired both by [a=Spike Jones] and the avant-garde. When studying music he met [a=Pauline Oliveros], among many others, who would become life long 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 probably the first American 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 [a=Deep Listening Band] and performing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Stuart is married to [a=Renko Dempster] and together they have two sons, including the cellist [a=Loren Dempster].

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