Dustin Ragland works in the borderlands of music technology, education, and performance, with a focus on connections between philosophy and contemporary music. Working as a touring + session drummer for 12 years, with a background in ancient languages, Dustin has built up connective tissue between the hands-on act of music creation and textual explorations into sound and technology. He has presented sound installations and lectures at the OK Contemporary Gallery, Science Museum Oklahoma, MAINSITE Norman, and the OKC Museum of Art. He writes and performs music as Young Weather.
Dustin has been a professor of music production at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma since 2010, an Ableton Certified Trainer since 2014, and is an active studio engineer, live, and session musician. He is currently working on a Masters of Music Technology, and doing research and composition with Max/MSP to provide pitched ambient dimension to traditional acoustic percussion via real-time granular synthesis.