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Dean Russell

Producer, Here & Now, WBUR

Before joining Here & Now in 2014, Dean was a producer for three years at On Point. Previously, Dean worked a number of jobs – as a sound designer and film editor at the post-production house Hilton Media Management; as a research assistant studying opera divas of the 19th and 20th centuries; and freelancing his way around as a film composer and production assistant.

A recovering musician. A failed composer. He studied contemporary classical music, writing mostly electroacoustic and acousmatic works until he gave up the craft. Before that, he was a master of the lost art of funk bass and chicka chicka guitar.

Dean graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology at Northeastern University. As a military brat, he doesn’t have a hometown. He grew up on Earth – let’s leave it at that.

Today, when he’s not producing or directing On Point, he mostly just writes about music.

Follow him @deanwrussell. Or don’t.

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