Dan Deacon is an American composer and electronic musician based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, Deacon has released eight albums under several different labels. Deacon also has a renowned reputation for his live shows, where large scale audience participation and interaction is often a major element of the performance.
Dan was born and raised in suburban Long Island, New York. He attended the Conservatory of Music at State University of New York at Purchase in Purchase, New York where, in addition to performing his solo material, he played in many bands, including tuba for Langhorne Slim and guitar in the improvisational grindcore band Rated R, and had a small mixed chamber ensemble. He completed his graduate studies in electro-acoustic and computer music composition. He studied under composer and conductor Joel Thome and Dary John Mizelle.
He has recorded a wide variety and large quantity of albums since he began releasing albums in 2006, including, indie, pop, electronic, film scoring and contemporary classical. Dan has become famed for his live shows, which are always eclectic and unforgettable.