David Lester Wessel
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 6, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 13, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Berkeley, California, United States

This memorial website was created in memory of our friend and colleague, David Wessel, 72, born on October 6, 1942 and passed away on October 13, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Evelyn Ficarra on 13th October 2015

"Thinking of David. Many fond memories, very grateful for the time that I spent in his presence."

This tribute was added by Andy Wolpert on 22nd March 2015

"David was one of the kindest people I have met. He had a gentle demeanor yet his music was fiercely impactful. When I heard is music in concert I often went away scratching my head looking for what it meant. Stepping back I feel his music made my mind bigger and I appreciate all music more having heard it, and known David."

This tribute was added by Scot GreshamLancaster on 20th March 2015

"Such an expansive spirit that was so inclusive and curious, teaching everyone around him with effortless grace and deep understanding. He brought so much to so many, opening paths of ideas and expression. Onward go those vibrations as they radiate out through us all"

This tribute was added by John Campion on 20th March 2015

the last snow falls

Goodbye David--John Campion"

This tribute was added by Didier Debril on 20th March 2015

"I followed the Computer music training 40 days at IRCAM during the summer of 1981 when David Wessel was the Director of Pedagogy. I remember his teaching, and I believe that teaching allows me to be efficient with a computer. He gave me the foundation to master computer music and general. If not, here's my contribution, a web page that I have dedicated to David Wessel :

This tribute was added by Evelyn Ficarra on 20th March 2015

"Thinking of you all as you gather in Berkeley this weekend to remember David. I am meeting in Paris with Aaron Einbond and we will improvise some electronic music together in a basement studio at IRCAM in his honor. David, from the heart, thank you for your extraordinary gentleness and intense musicality."

This tribute was added by Clarence Barlow on 20th March 2015

"Thinking of David always brings his kindness and generosity as well as his great sense of humor to mind. His brilliance as an inventor and musician goes without saying. He will be sorely missed by his many friends."

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