Dan Deacon

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DAN DEACON

“…his music and soundscapes depict the beauty and poetic nature of his homeland” RollingStone

Yes, that Dan Deacon. On the street. For free. Get your dancing shoes on people, it’s going to be something you don’t want to miss.

Dan Deacon is an American composer and performer whose work focuses on a maximalist approach to density with a fixation on sample manipulation, synthesis, mechanical instruments, and audience collaboration. The bulk of Deacon’s recorded work is his eight solo electronic LPs, most recently Gliss Riffer (2015) and America (2012). Collaborations and commissions included work for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can All-Stars, Sō Percussion, Calder Quartet, and the LA Philharmonic. His music served as the score for Justin Peck’s New York City Ballet’s piece ‘The Times Are Racing’ (2017), and he has scored several feature films including ‘Twixt’ (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011), ‘Rat Film’ (Theo Anthony, 2016), and ‘Time Trial’ (Finlay Pretsell, 2017). Over the past decade, he has relentlessly toured internationally with a wide range of artists including Lightning Bolt, Miley Cyrus, Arcade Fire, Doug Aitken, and The Flaming Lips. His compositions and arrangements have premiered at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Deacon’s music is released via Domino Records. He lives in Baltimore, MD.

We are thrilled he’s here for Fools and you can catch him on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Magic Hat Pitch lighting up Bank St, or in a stage show at the Fools After Party at Club Metronome (Saturday, 9 p.m. / 8:30 p.m. Doors. Ticketed).

Visit Dan’s website.


Street Performers will be up & down the Church Street Marketplace Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11-10 p.m.; & Sunday, 11-6 p.m.

All busking shows are free, but we encourage you to show your support by tipping generously!