Zerx Records & Press


Deane Bio

A short Bio of :
J.A. Deane (Dino)

Musician, composer, sound designer, performer, BioAcoustics research associate: (bass flute, percussion, lap steel, sampling, electronics) E-Mail dino@plateautel.net

EDUCATION: Studied music in the Los Angeles public school system grades 5 through 12 and left college after one year to conduct independent studies in acoustic and electronic composition. Ten years of study while working as a musician/arranger in Los Angeles and San Francisco in rock, funk, salsa, jazz and free improvisation ensembles. Also as a “studio musician” doing pop, film and commercial recording sessions and as a sound designer/recording engineer for theater companies and dance companies.

Over the past twenty-five years J. A. Deane has performed on over 40 recordings. From his own work to recordings by Ike and Tina Turner, Butch Morris, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, and John Zorn. Mr. Deane has created sound designs for over 45 theatrical productions, and has worked with playwright/directors Sam Shepard, Joseph Chaikin, and Christoph Marthaler. In the world of dance he has composed, recorded and performed music for over 50 dance works during a twenty-year collaboration with choreographer Colleen Mulvihill. As a musician/performer Mr. Deane has given concerts at over 80 international music festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. In New Mexico he works with Theater Grottesco, producer Mark Weber, drummer Al Faaet, The Bubbadinos, and “OUT OF CONTEXT” (a conducted improvisation ensemble consisting of viola, cello, bass flute, bass trombone, harp, acoustic guitar, percussion, and live sampling).

Mr. Deane is also a BioAcoustics research associate. BioAcoustics uses low frequency sound to help stimulate the self-healing potential of the body.


…”Mr. Deane adjusted his electronics with the glee of a villain in a science fiction epic and raised his trombone as if it were a weapon. He could have been a sorcerer.”
… The New York Times

…”Circuitry in the service of aesthetics”
… Interview Magazine

…”When Deane orchestrates a series of feedback loops, the result is beautiful, driving and mercurial”
… THE Magazine


J.A. Deane Nomad (Victo 035) Studio Recording

…”Deane mixes unlike sonic textures together in a way that gives life to something entirely different - something you’ve never heard before”
… Vanishing Point


Burning Cloud (FMP 077) Live Recording
Butch Morris-Cornet Le Quan Ninh-Percussion J.A. Deane-Trombone/Electronics

…”Takes the focus of jazz improvisation and turns it on it’s head……Burning Cloud is an atmospheric set churning the air with energy……hearing a recording like this makes one realize how little of the creative imagination is really celebrated in current times”
… Coda

All Deane Bio Links :

J. A. Deane short Bio

J.A. Deane Discography

a Selected List of J.A. Deane's Performance Events

J.A. Deane's Works- Nominations & Awards

an Interview with J.A. Deane

J.A. Deane page @ music.com with some samples of works