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Biography

Dave Gedosh is a guitarist, educator, audio engineer, and award-winning composer of electroacoustic music.  He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas in music composition with a specialization in computer music and intermedia, where he studied with Jon C. Nelson, Andrew May, Butch Rovan, and Phil Windsor, and was a teaching assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI), and a teaching fellow for the Composition Division.  He earned a Master of Music and Bachelors of Music Arts degrees in music composition from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied with Christian Asplund, Carolyn Bremer, and Alan Marshal.

Guitarist.  As a professional guitarist, Dave has performed and recorded a wide variety of genres including Pop, Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal, and Progressive.

Educator.  Private music instructor, college teacher, and music technologist.  He has taught courses at the University of North Texas, Collin County Community College, Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, and was director of the Music Engineering and Industry program at Rose State College. He is currently serving as Director of the Music Department at Southwestern Oregon Community College.  Dave specializes in teaching music technology and composition courses ranging from audio engineering and music production to film scoring and sound design to physics of sound and studio electronics, but also teaches music theory, music history, music business, and performance. 

Audio Engineer.  As a professional in music technology he has brought his expertise to such diverse projects as program and curriculum development, recording studio and computer lab design and installation, live concert sound, and studio engineering and production.  He has produced, recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered projects ranging from classical performance, popular music, electro-acoustic and computer music, live interactive music, and intermedia artwork, to music and sound for radio, independent film, and video.  His experience also includes supervision of multiple audio facilities, routine maintenance and trouble-shooting, system administration of multi-user computer systems, scheduling, concert recording and technical assistance for departmental and college events, and local, national, and international composers and performers. He is thoroughly knowledgeable in current analog and digital music production systems, recording, mixing, editing, and production, large and small format digital and analog consoles, outboard gear, video and multi-media production software and techniques. 

Composer. As a composer and songwriter his works range from popular genres including Rock, Pop, Electronic, and Progressive to Electroacoustic music and Intermedia Art.  He has composed music for the concert hall, radio, and independent film and video.

His award-winning electroacoustic music includes acousmatic music, electroacoustic music with live performance, and intermedia and employs lively gesture, soundmass, and physicality, and reflects a heavy interest in timbre, spatialization techniques, and sound’s role in the dimensioning of the listener’s spatial and temporal experience. His stereo and multi-channel electroacoustic music has been performed throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America at festivals and conferences including Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (Switzerland), Bourges Festival Synthèse IMEB (France), Cape Fear New Music Festival, Diffrazioni Multimedia Festival (Italy), Ecuentros de Esquina Musica Electroacoustica (Columbia),  Electronic Music Midwest, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Fresh Minds Festival, Holophon.ca. (Canada), International Computer Music Conference (Spain), IMMArts, Last Friday Listening Room, LaTex Festival, Morely Gallery (UK), MOXSONIC, MUSLAB (Mexico), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Sound and Music Computing Conference (Germany), Sweet Thunder Music Festival, and Zeppelin Festival (Spain).  He has received awards from Ars Electronica Forum Wallis, ASCAP, Bourges IMEB, Fresh Minds Festival, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.  He has given lectures and presentation on musical aesthetics, sound design and spatialization at the OK Electric and New Music Genre Festivals (Tulsa OK), Cape Fear New Music Festival (Methodist University), and the International Jean Gebser Society Conference (NYU, Rice Univ).  His music has been released on the Society for Electroacoustic Music in United States label, and published by DSM Producers New York.