• 72 years old
  • Born on October 6, 1942 in Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on October 13, 2014 in 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.

Posted by Evelyn Ficarra on 7th October 2018
Thinking of you David.
Posted by Evelyn Ficarra on 13th October 2015
Thinking of David. Many fond memories, very grateful for the time that I spent in his presence.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by John Campion on 20th March 2015
bending daffodils the last snow falls Goodbye David--John Campion
Posted 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 : http://www.deb8076.eu/BioexpressDeb76/DavidWessel.html
Posted 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.
Posted 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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