Mizzou New Music Initiative welcomes Gahlord Dewald for virtual residency in March

The Mizzou New Music Initiative will welcome Gahlord Dewald for a virtual residency this month and an online concert in April.

Dewald (pictured) is a bassist, electronic musician, composer, and community organizer who is based in Burlington, Vermont. His Mizzou residency during the second week of March will include presentations to the School of Music’s introduction to electronic music class and to the composition seminar.

He’ll follow up those residency activities next month with a free online streaming performance presented by Mizzou at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 19. Dewald’s concert will be available to view on the University of Missouri School of Music’s YouTube channel and the Mizzou New Music Facebook page.

A graduate of Marlboro College with a degree in ethnomusicology, composition, and music performance, Dewald works in both composed and improvised music as a solo artist and as a member of the duos Jaguar Stereo!, Fat Tiger, and The Yes &.

His recent album “Coherent Light Enclosed Without” features a series of free improvisations on bass recorded inside The TANK Center for Sonic Arts, a seven-story steel water tank in Rangely, CO.

Dewald is the founder of a collective of experimental musicians and composers called Community of Sound, and also commissions music, performances, and recordings though a project called New Sound for Double Bass.