For a decade, Baltimore-based composer Dan Deacon has been a fixture in the American underground music scene. Through relentless touring, Deacon built a devoted grassroots following. His breakthrough 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings brought critical acclaim and exposed his work to an international audience. Since then, Deacon has begun expanding his output beyond indie/underground circles and has begun to emerge in the contemporary classical scene.
In addition to Deacon’s solo work and composing for his own ensemble, he has worked on several collaborations with So Percussion, including a 2012 performance at Zankel Hall in New York City, which Alex Ross of The New Yorker declared “one of the more entertaining and fulfilling evenings I’ve had in recent years.” Deacon has also worked with the Calder Quartet, Now Ensemble, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony as well as composing the score for Francis Ford Coppola’s film Twixt.
His latest album America was released on Domino Records in 2012.