Dean Rosenthal is an American composer of instrumental and electronic music, sound installations, and field recordings. He also serves as co-editor of The Open Space Web Magazine and is a contributing editor to The Open Space Magazine. He works with mathematical formulas and found objects as his central practice. His pieces have included field recordings, text scores, digital pastiche, and instrumental works focussed on natural observations of properties in mathematics such as perfect tilings, combinations, and permutations. He has conducted and performed since 1996.
His music is associated with American composers Tom Johnson, Larry Polansky and John Cage, and he has been commissioned to write or arrange his music by Barbara Galli, Morton Subotnick and the Washington Square Winds.
His own music, "Underpinnings," was released as part of a compilation of postminimalism in 2007. "Our Gazes," a round for 2 voices that sets the poetry of American poet Henry Lyman is published in Rounds Unbound by Frog Peak Music. His music is performed, broadcast, and choreographed internationally in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, including performances at Stratford Circus in London, Incubator Arts Project in New York City, Ohrenhoch der Gerauschladen in Berlin, and the Taipei Contemporary Art Center in Taiwan. His latest major effort is the ongoing international performance piece, a text/word score "Stones/Water/Time/Breath," begun on Martha's Vineyard.