Dary John Mizelle


1940 –


Who is Dary John Mizelle?

Dary John Mizelle is an American composer of avant-garde classical and jazz music.

Mizelle studied trombone as well as composition and while at U.C. Davis participated in the New Music Ensemble. He was an original member of the group that founded SOURCE--music of the avant garde magazine. His mentors include: Larry Austin, Richard Swift, Jerome Rosen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, David Tudor, Roger Reynolds, Robert Erickson, Pauline Oliveros, and Kenneth Gaburo.

His music involves mastery of instrumental, electronic and vocal resources as well as his own performance on several different instruments and voice. He works in many different genres and media. His SPANDA project consists of thirteen days of music with a coherent macrostructure, which includes music theater, opera, orchestra works, choral works, electronic music, chamber music, solo instrumental and vocal music as well as combinations and integrations of all these. A prolific composer with works in all media, he has over 450 compositions and 40 jazz tunes.

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Jun 14, 1940
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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