Dresher/Davel Invented Instrument Duo

Tateuchi Hall, Mountain View
April 15, 2018 at 1pm

CSMA presents a three day, interactive festival to celebrate the intersection of music and technology. Featuring performances by the Paul Dresher/Joel Davel Duo, The Flashbulb, Bathing, Hurd Ensemble, Daniel Berkman, the Polybius Ensemble, John Chowning and Curtis Roads, with hands-on workshops and panel discussions exploring electronic music and the future of music technology.

Finn Center · 230 San Antonio Circle · Mountain View, CA 94040
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Paul Dresher

Paul Dresher


The Paul Dresher Ensemble

The Paul Dresher Ensemble believes deeply in the transformative power of artistic expression. Like the best of American culture, our work is grounded in experimentation and exploration, and embodies a distinctly entrepreneurial spirit.For nearly 30 years the Ensemble has been a creative force and active member of the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the national arts community. Our overarching goal is to produce innovative and engaging performances that reach for the highest artistic standards. Read more…

“Paul Dresher exemplifies the spirit of West Coast music both in the richness of his sound world as well as the inventiveness of his mind. In the tradition of Harry Partch, Conlon Nancarrow, Lou Harrison, and Bill Colvig, Paul has invented new instruments, both mechanical and electronic, each of which has expanded his musical thinking. To that he adds a background in North Indian and Balinese traditions, all of which results in music of exceptional individuality and beauty. He’s a maverick in the very best sense of the world.”

— John Adams, Composer

What We Do


  • Create, produce and tour works of new opera/music theater; Read more…
  • Commission and perform new chamber music; Read more…
  • Collaborate with other artists and arts organizations; Read more…
  • Support artists’ creative work by providing technical, financial, and advisory assistance, as well as rehearsal space and equipment rental;
  • Provide free, multi-week studio residencies to Northern California artists working in the time-based arts. Read more…

Welcome to the Paul Dresher Ensemble