Dana Reason is a Canadian-born composer, musician, sound artist and music researcher. She was part of The Space Between trio with electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros; and is documented on over 16 recordings.

Working with Charles Goodrich, Carly Lettero (Spring Creek Project) and scientist Dr. Mark Harmon, Reason created pieces for ROT: Poetry & Music inspired by the ecology of decay at The Arts Center (2016). Additionally, Reason toured with the Heart of a Forest, a Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) project in conjunction with Spring Creek Project. She collaborated with OSU microbiologist, Dr. Jerri Bartholomew using data on pathogens of wild salmon for the concert “Sounding the Unseen” as well as with Dr. Michael Baym (Harvard Medical School), using his data on antibiotic resistance to create her piece “Strains.” Reason is currently developing new works for the High Desert Museum in Bend and the forthcoming exhibit: “Water in the West (April 2019).”

She holds a B.Mus from McGill University, an M.A. from Mills College and a Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego. Reason is on faculty in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Placha