Dwight Frizzell is an internationally recognized artist and soundscape composer who began recording environments, and playing with their acoustic imprints early on—a practice he calls Turtle Music—as heard on his 1976 LP, Beyond the Black Crack. The cultural complexities of place were further fore-fronted in Dwight’s Peabody-awarded Center of the World (1997), which features his childhood neighbor Harry S. Truman at the shopping center that leveled the Truman family farm in 1957.
More recently, Frizzell was panel moderator/presenter of Sounding Sculptural Space at the International Sculpture Conference with composer Robert Carl and long- string instrumentalist Ellen Fullman. Dwight’s teachers included Sun Ra and Douglas Davis. He earned a terminal degree in Sound Design for Theatre, and is currently Professor in Converging Media at KCAI. His From Ark to Microchip radio program can be heard every Wednesday at 11:30pm on KKFI-FM www.kkfi.org, and his soundscape music is available on Paradigm Discs.