Dana Reason is a Canadian-born pianist, composer, arranger, improviser and music researcher. Reason was part of The Space Between trio with electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros and is documented on over 14 recordings. She has performed at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Banff Arts Festival, Stanford University, Guelph Jazz Festival, Puopolo Festival (MTL), Mills College, The Stone (NYC), as well as in Europe and Canada. She has written for large and small scale ensembles and has been long-listed for GRAMMY considerations for her albums "Angle of Vision" and "Reasoning" as well as her wind ensemble "Currents." Reason has worked with and/or performed with an extensive number of incredible musicians including: Fred Frith, Hans Fjellestad,  Barre Phillips, Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval, Kyle Bruckmann, Matt Brubeck, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Lisle Ellis, Lisa Mezzacappa, Jon Raskin, Tim Berne, Joelle Léandre, John Savage, Stuart Dempster, Kevin Patton, John Heward, Philip Gelb, Catherine Lee, Mike Gao, Aiyun Huang, Lori Freedman, Marco Eneidi, Jason Robinson, George E. Lewis, Ben Goldberg, Peter Valsamis, Vinnie Golia, Pauline Oliveros, Mark Dresser, Lori Goldston, and Mary Oliver, among others. Her music has been reviewed by Downbeat magazine, Keyboard Magazine, Musicworks, Jazziz, Coda and Cadence Magazine. Her scholarly research is available on Wesleyan University Press and Columbia Jazz-Studies On-line. Reason holds a B.Mus (McGill University); MA in Composition (Mills College); and Ph.D in Music: Critical Studies/Experimental Practices from the University of California, San Diego.  Reason teaches courses on music composition, popular and world music at Oregon State University.