Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Brian Dewan on YouTube

We've made the search easy for you. Lots of solo performance footage, Dewantron hijinks, election songs, even Sad Chopsticks performed on stones from the antique Richardson lithophone.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ringing at the Speed of Prayer

Just released by Innova:

"In the autumn of 2006, Brian Dewan presented the Liverpool Cathedral Bell Ringers with performance instructions for Ringing At The Speed Of Prayer. Each of eight ringers was to arrive at the bell tower with a number of prayers of their own choosing; after saying each prayer (which can be any length) the ringer pulls the rope and sounds the bell, then returns the bell to its original position. After saying another prayer, the bell is rung again. This yields a sparse and jagged melody created not by an author but by Providence. Though the ringers and their prayers can be neither seen nor heard outside the tower, it is because of them that the bells can be heard below intermingling with the sounds of automobiles, airplanes, emergency vehicles and the chimes of ice-cream trucks, an intermingling of the public and private, the seen and unseen, the secular and the sacred."

Insta-review: "This guy is a bard!" - Trixie von Mothersbaugh

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Semi Automatic

Dewanatron's latest studio recording, Semi Automatic, is available at the Dewanatron website. It features the Dual Primate Console, the Swarmatron, and the Melody Gin.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Focus: The Collected Filmstrips of Brian Dewan (Vol. 1)

We are  thrilled to let you know that a DVD of Brian's Filmstrips will be available just in time for the holidays! 

It includes the dozen filmstrips Brian has made to date, including all of your favorites, like "Before the White Man Came" and "The Habit of Innovation." The "volume 1" of the title just indicates that he's not done making them.

The "official" release date is December 1st, but you can pre-order the DVD at It will also be available through Amazon and other fine retailers worldwide.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Weekend America November 1st

Tune in to NPR's Weekend Edition on Saturday, November 1st to hear an interview with Brian. Just in time for election day, you can hear performances of his political songs, including Brian's fabulous rendition of of "Jimmy Carter Says Yes!" Politics is fun again!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hello and Welcome!

Greetings and welcome to Brian Dewan's blogspace! Here you'll hear about new projects, performance dates, and glimpses of the artist and musician Brian Dewan. We'll try to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest, so check in with us often.