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BRYCE DESSNER is a composer, guitarist, and curator. He is best known as the guitarist for the rock band The National and has also received widespread acclaim as a composer and guitarist for the new music quartet Clogs. He is the founder and artistic director of the annual Music Now Festival in Cincinnati, OH and the co-founder of the artist-operated label Brassland. Dessner has appeared at Brooklyn Academy of Music with The Long Count (2009 Next Wave Festival) and was the co-founder with his brother Aaron of last spring’s inaugural Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music and film festival.