David E. Gamper

David E. Gamper

David Gamper was a member of Deep Listening Band with Pauline Oliveros & Stuart Dempster and “See Hear Now” with his wife Gisela. He was related to the Edwards family that started and owned the Buckeye Stave Company in Leipsic, Ohio. Born in Findlay. Lived for many years in Vermont.

(b. 1945 – d. 2011: composer)

David Gamper moves freely among the worlds of music performance, improvisation, and electronic instrument design. These passions merge in the performer controlled sound processing environments he has created for acoustic improvising musicians. He is a member of Deep Listening Band (with Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster) since 1990, and has performed frequently as a duo with Oliveros. The recording of their concert at the IJsbreker in Amsterdam has been described as “the pinnacle of the Oliveros-Gamper collaborations, music that through its depth, reveals ever more profound expression.” Gamper’s solo piece Conch was in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s BitStreams exhibition and is on the CD of sound art from that show. He appears on many recordings with Deep Listening Band and others.

See Hear Now: Visible Music – David & Gisela Gamper (Day 1)

Dave Gamper Obit

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