Dennis Shafer is a saxophonist, director, and live-composer based in Boston and New York City. His playing was reviewed as “brilliant” by The Boston Globe, performing the Chemins IV concerto by Luciano Berio with New England String Ensemble, Federico Cortese, conducting. He has toured the world as a saxophonist, educator, and live-composer. He conducts and directs Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble, Chagall Performance Art Collaborative, and Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble. Shafer holds a Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation, and an Artist Diploma from Longy School of Bard. He studies Soundpainting with the inventor of the live-composing sign language, Walter Thompson.