Terry Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder and educator. Ms. Dame has been performing and composing for film, video, theater, dance and installations in NYC since 1985.
Dame's current sound and music work involves interactive sensor-based technologies for performance and installations. She also leads the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan composing, designing and building the instruments for the 4-piece group. Dame is also active in the film composing world and is an alumni of the Sundance Institute Composer Lab. Dame has received grants and commissioning funds from HarvestWorks Digital Media Art Center, Fractured Atlas, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Rockefeller Foundation, and New York State Council for the Arts. Dame is currently on faculty at the School of Visual Arts and Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. an MFA in Composition and Performance from the California Institute of the Arts.