was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

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A Performance
Saturday, September 6, 7pm

Stuart Dempster will perform one solo piece on trombone and another on conch, didjeridu and “little instruments”.

Dempster was born in Berkeley, California in 1936. His book The Modern Trombone: A Definition of Its Idioms was first published in 1979. He has recorded on several labels including Columbia, Deep Listening, Nonesuch, and New Albion, the latter having produced his “Abbey” recording (NA 013).