Creating, performing and publishing new sound and intermedia arts internationally.


Current/ Recent/ Upcoming /in Sydney

March 2014: Dean composes two 'calls' (listen bustard ... coucal) for an installation piece by Alison Clouston and Boyd, calling for the conservation of Bimblebox and its 153 bird species .... Graham Collier's Last Suites for his Jazz Ensemble (recorded UK 2013) released (GCM2014, comprising Luminosity and The Blue Suite; Dean plays piano and electronics). ... April 26 2014, Dean performs with Evans, Slater and Barker (SEDition B) at Kinetic Jazz, Sydney and presents a new composition for the Kinetic Jazz Orchestra... July 2 2014, Smith and Dean perform in Manchester UK for The Other Room... November 2014: austraLYSIS presents Travels, Places a performance for the New Music Network (NMN) at the Sydney Conservatorium, 11/ 9, 17.00... Recent: austraLYSIS presented for the NMN at Sydney Conservatorium: 20131130 Netting the Nodes(program notes ... crit) ...Dean performed and presented a Keynote talk on Interactive Sound (alongside Diemo Schwarz of IRCAM) in a Symposium at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore (201311).

Current Work

austraLYSIS' video Collaboration with US artist Will Luers: New work Motions premiered Sydney 2013, aided by an Australia Council Digital and New Media Writing grant to Hazel Smith. Online/ebook release under development. Film of Sound (recent showings: ISEA, USA, 2012/09; Sydney 2013/03; Portland Experimental Film Festival, USA (20130520-26); also online in Cordite journal 2013. Translations:Hypnagogia (premiered 20130509 Sydney). Luers became an overseas member of austraLYSIS (201303). ... Dean participates in an Australia Council/NBN grant (2012-13) with Keith and team to create Long Time, No See. (premiere at ISEA 20130615, Sydney) and since online for at the Cube, Brisbane (2014). ... Matt McMahon and Roger Dean formed Quadrilateral, two pianists at one or two pianos (premiere at Kinetic Jazz, 201301). Go to other current austraLYSIS info

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Latest: Double CD for purchase/download: Multi-Piano, Tall Poppies TP225 (Roger Dean solo and computer-interactive piano, released 201209), reviewed by John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald (2013): ‘trail-blazing’,'willing grooves', 'earthy approach', ‘surprising and disquieting’, ‘exquisite’, ‘crystalline or tumultuous’, ‘brilliant musicianship’, ‘exploding with vivacity'. ... LYSIS Reissue series compiles Cycles (1977), Dualyses (1978) and Superimpositions (1980), plus new material (2 CDs, SOMA 788) ... Dean's Loosely (1981) for improvisers' orchestra, on Kinetic Jazz 2011, Available online through Bamboozle. .... New(ly discovered!): LYSIS' 1987 performance of our commission, Omarama, by John Rimmer (Waiteata collection of New Zealand music, 2008). Available from Sounz, NZ.

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