Tom Dill (alias Tom Djll), (piano, trumpet, electronics)
Studied music at Berklee School of Music, the Colorado College, the Creative Music Studio, and Mills College with Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Karl Berger, Lester Bowie, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and many others. He is the recipient of a Masters degree from Mills College in Electronic Media as well as a “Deeploma” from the Deep Listening Organization, and was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for Composition while at Mills. In 2001, 2002 and 2005 he toured with Jack Wright and in 2003 with Wright and Bhob Rainey. Tom has led improvising workshops and in 2004 completed a month-long residency at Mills College, focusing on extended techniques. In 2007 Tom was featured in the film Noisy People, a document of the San Francisco Bay Area experimental music scene. 2003 and 2008 saw stagings of Mockracy, for co-operative orchestra, actors, electronics and live video. Djll's tribute to John Cage "Interminacy" was featured at the 2011 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, and will be performed in New York in September 2012.
“My time at CMS changed my life. Karl and Ingrid should get a Nobel Peace Prize for what they accomplished. Congratulations to everyone at CMS on the 40-year anniversary!”
Some of my stories about my time at CMS may be found here: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/tom-djlls-posts/