Dan Deacon (born August 28, 1981) 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.
On January 21, 2011 it was announced that Deacon would score the film Twixt by Francis Ford Coppola. On August 1st, 2011 “Purse Hurdler”, a composition for a 27 person percussion ensemble, was premiered by the So Percussion Summer Institute at Le Poisson Rougein New York City.
Deacon has performed at several leading art centers including Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.