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Dean, Roger (<i>born</i> 1948), composer

Peter McCallum

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Manchester, 6 Sept 1948). English composer, active in Australia. He studied the double bass with Eugene Cruft after displaying precocious talent. Self-taught as a composer, Dean maintained an aesthetic opposition to precisely notated scores during the 1970s. In such works as Autonomy and Heteronomy (both 1980) he explored non-notated ways of controlling the musical process during improvisation and different modes of player interaction. Through this exploration he developed an intensification

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