Bio

Dean Stevenson is a musician and composer living in Tasmania, Australia.

Graduating with a Masters of Music from UTAS, Dean has performed and recorded and toured across the world.

He has released several solo projects (In Time, Arco Set, The London Suite, WHYKINGS with Al Future). He has composed works for film (Sixteen Legs), theatre (You and Me and the Space Between) and live events (Dark MOFO OGUH OGUH burning and FireLight17 – the world largest drive-in) featuring his own project orchestra, The Arco Set, and a collaboration with Kate Miller-Heidke.

Live projects involve many festivals including Mona Foma, Dark Mofo (Tim Passes), Ten Days on the Island, Melbourne Sydney Darwin and Brisbane festivals and Imaginate in Edinburgh.

He also performs in Tasmania with the popular band Les Coqs Incroyables and 4 Letter Fish and has recorded and performed with Strings from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016, Dean produced new music by Sting in collaboration with David Walsh of MONA.

That year Dean was also commissioned by the Governor of Tasmania to write a new work to celebrate Her Majesty the Queens 90thbirthday.

In 2018, Dean undertook a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship for a composition research project across 8 countries.

He composed new material for the re-staging of King Ubu (Ubu Roi) for Mona Foma 2020 in Launceston and arranged music for Monique Brumby’s album with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra ‘Closer to the Truth’.

From July 2021, Dean is in residence in MONA museum with his 4PM project. An installation that he expects will create up to 145 new works for string quartet.

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