Dan Trueman

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Dan Trueman (b. 1968) is an American composer, improviser, violinist and fiddle player, inventor, instrument creator and software designer, Professor of Music and Director of Princeton Sound Kitchen at Princeton University. He began playing violin since the age of 4, and switched to a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle decades later, currently performing on a unique Hardanger d'Amore fiddle by Salve Hakedal (with a baroque bow by Michel Jamonneau). In the realms of computer music, Dan Trueman is one of the lead developers and active users of Ge Wang's ChucK music programming language. His compositions explore a wide range of topics, from a rhythmic connection between traditional dance music and machines to unusual phrasing, tuning and ornamentation of the traditional Norwegian music. Dan Trueman is also designing and constructing new digital instruments to implement some of his electronic pieces.

Trueman studied physics at Carleton College in Minnesota, as well as composition/music theory at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and composition at Princeton. He taught at Columbia University and Colgate, before joining Princeton faculty in 2002, where Dan Trueman currently teaches counterpoint, electronic music, and composition. He received an award from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2006 and MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Award (2008).

Dan's recent projects include a double-quartet for So Percussion and The JACK Quartet commissioned by the Barlow Foundation, an Olagón concert program with singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, poet Paul Muldoon, and Eighth Blackbird ensemble, ongoing collaborations with Irish fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and guitarist Monica Mugan. Trueman has written music for his own ensembles, such as Interface and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), which he co-founded with Perry Cook, as well as the Brentano String Quartet, Daedalus String Quartet and Cassatt String Quartet, Non Sequitur, and So Percussion. Among Dan's collaborators are Trollstilt, QQQ, American Composers Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, and Adam Sliwinski. Trueman performed live across the United States, Ireland, and Norway, and participated in a few festivals, including Bang On A Can and Den Norske Folkemusikkveka.
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BRIDGE 9149 Dan Trueman - Machine Language album art Dan Trueman Machine Language(CD, Album) Bridge Records (4) BRIDGE 9149 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Dan Trueman - Criss Cross album art Brittany Haas, Dan Trueman Brittany Haas, Dan Trueman - Criss Cross(CD) Not On Label none US 2012 Sell This Version
CA21093 Dan Trueman - neither Anvil nor Pulley album art Sō Percussion*, Dan Trueman Sō Percussion*, Dan Trueman - neither Anvil nor Pulley(5xFile, FLAC, Album) Cantaloupe Music CA21093 US 2013
imdn-nm3 Dan Trueman - Laghdú album art Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Dan Trueman Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Dan Trueman - Laghdú(CD, Album) Not On Label imdn-nm3 US 2014 Sell This Version
NWAM070 Dan Trueman - Nostalgic Synchronic (Etudes For Prepared Digital Piano) album art Dan Trueman - Adam Sliwinski Dan Trueman - Adam Sliwinski - Nostalgic Synchronic (Etudes For Prepared Digital Piano) New Amsterdam Records NWAM070 US 2015 Sell This Version
CDR 90000 174 Dan Trueman - Olagón: A Cantata In Doublespeak album art Eighth Blackbird, Dan Trueman, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Paul Muldoon Eighth Blackbird, Dan Trueman, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Paul Muldoon - Olagón: A Cantata In Doublespeak(2xCD, Album) Cedille Records CDR 90000 174 US 2017 Sell This Version
MUL038 Dan Trueman - The Brainwave Music Project album art Brad Garton, Dave Soldier* With Margaret Lancaster, Dan Trueman, Terry Pender, William Hooker Brad Garton, Dave Soldier* With Margaret Lancaster, Dan Trueman, Terry Pender, William Hooker - The Brainwave Music Project(CD, Album) Mulatta MUL038 US 2017 Sell This Version
NWAM 129 Dan Trueman - Songs That Are Hard To Sing album art Dan Trueman, So Percussion, JACK Quartet* Dan Trueman, So Percussion, JACK Quartet* - Songs That Are Hard To Sing(CD, Album) New Amsterdam Records NWAM 129 US 2019 Sell This Version