Don Slepian

Don Slepian

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(from website, 2013)

Don Slepian, Neoclassical Electronic Keyboard Concert Soloist, combines unique skills in music and electronics with a lifetime of improvised keyboard music performance. Working in Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic genres, he performs original classically-styled music on computer instruments of his own design.

"His music is already at the level of sonic and musical integration which few achieve -- simultaneously stimulating and effervescent and soothing and profound." --- "Hearts of Space" Music Guide

Born into a scientific family, Slepian showed both musical and technical talent early in life. In 1968, he programmed computers and built electronic music circuitry, sculpting sound with classic electronic music studio tape techniques. Starting in 1972, he was a tester on the early internet as a member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While being a Synthesizer Soloist with the Honolulu Symphony, he was Music Director for Honolulu Theater For Youth, and ARP Synthesizer Sales Rep for Hawaii. As a true pioneer in electronic music, he has been presented by WNYC's “New Sounds” show in New York's Lincoln Center, by the French Ministry of Culture for a week-long residency at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and by the Karen Baptist Church for performances in the refugee camps at the border of Burma and Thailand. He currently webcasts from his studio in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. He is President of Local 577, American Federation of Musicians and Music Minister at All Souls Christian Center of East Stroudsburg, PA.
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Don Slepian Discography

Albums

Not On Label Don Slepian Electronic Music From The Rainbow Island(Cass, Album) Don Slepian Self-released Not On Label US 1978 Sell This Version
none Don Slepian The Sea Of Bliss(Cass, Album) Plumeria Productions none US 1980 Sell This Version
none Don Slepian New Dawn(Cass, Album) Plumeria Productions none US 1980 Sell This Version
none Don Slepian Open Spaces(Cass, Album, C50) Plumeria Productions none US 1980 Sell This Version
011028X Don Slepian Computer Don't Breakdown(LP) Don & Judy Records 011028X US 1981 Sell This Version
none Don Slepian Largos (Album) Plumeria Productions none US 1982 Sell This Version
FOR 009 Don Slepian Rhythm Of Life(Cass) Fortuna Records FOR 009 US 1982 Sell This Version
FOR 015 Don Slepian Sea Of Bliss (Album) Fortuna Records FOR 015 US 1983 Sell This Version
SYNCD 106 Don Slepian Reflections (Album) Audion Recording Co SYNCD 106 US 1986 Sell This Version
FOR-050 Don Slepian Christmas Candlelight(Cass) Fortuna Records FOR-050 US 1986 Sell This Version
SYN 312 Don Slepian Sonic Perfume (Album) Audion Recording Co SYN 312 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Joan Fericy & Don Slepian Joan Fericy & Don Slepian - The Strawberry Candle(Cass, Album) The Winning Edge none US 1989 Sell This Version
2000 Don Slepian Introspection(CD, Album) DonSlepian.com 2000 US 2000 Sell This Version
2000 Don Slepian Electronic Music From The Rainbow Isle(CD, Album) DonSlepian.com 2000 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Don Slepian Beginnings Two(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 2005 Sell This Version
none Don Slepian Beginnings One(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

10-4-1277 Don Slepian Computer Breakdown / Glimmerings(7") I.M. Music 10-4-1277 US 1981 Sell This Version

Compilations

VOD139.DS Don Slepian Recordings 1971-83 (LP, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num) Vinyl-on-demand VOD139.DS Germany 2015 Sell This Version