Hi, I'm Dan. I write weird music inspired by strange, quiet, dark, and inscrutable things. I play jazz on the drums, I play new music on the vibes, and I play experimental music on whatever I can get my hands on. I've been playing and writing music since 1990, and I have a couple of degrees from a couple of places. I teach lessons on drums and percussion, and in theory and composition.
I have a YouTube channel called dtlewismusic, where I record video essays and performances of my music and others'. I play in an ensemble called Rested Field, and you can google lots of our videos of weird and beautiful improvisatory stuff.
If you're interested in learning what inspires my music, head on over to YouTube for my video essay "The Horror of Music."
I currently live in Chicago, but I work with people from all over, and I'm always eager to work on new, weird, community-focused projects. I excel at remote teaching, too. Please reach out, I'd love to hear from you!