Kourosh Dini is a musician and psychiatrist.
The pursuit of understanding the mind is reflected in sounds, symbols, and words. Working in the medium of piano and synthesizer, Kourosh creates sounds variously described as relaxing and soothing, while gripping and hypnotic. Performed in an intense state of concentration, the music invites the listener into a meditation reflecting upon the mind’s natural ebbs and flows.
His musical studies began at five years of age and progressed by way of individual tutoring in the classical composers. Influences during this early period of musical development included Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff. In adolescence, he would also listen to and improvise around the music of the Beatles, Metallica, and Mike Patton. Later influences included Phish, Tool, Simon Posford, Bill Laswell, Pete Namlook, James Bernard, among others.
He has done score for short films, both recorded and live and has collaborated on work presented at the 4Arts Gallery, Landmark Art Gallery, the Fast Forward Film Festival and Chicago Indymedia. Music video/machinima collaborations with SL’s Sitearm Madonna include the tracks “Beast” and “Impart.”
Albums written and produced include:
* The Gleaming (2009)
* Winter Winds (2008)
* Dante’s Inferno (2008)
* Live at Red Rock (2007)
* Live at Bliss Garden (2007)
* Ontogeny (2005)
* Fidelio (2003)
* Turn of the Year EP (2008) (retired)
* Virtual Jazz (2008) (retired)
* Legends (2008) (retired)
* Sky Lily(2007) (retired)
* The Color of Tea in Sunlight (1999) (retired)
* The Beckoning of Agora (1998) (retired).
He performs music weekly and periodically speaks on meditation as Kourosh Eusebio in the virtual world of Second Life.
He is the author of Video Game Play and Addiction: A Guide for Parents, which helps parents navigate the benefits and potential detriments of video games and virtual spaces. Kourosh also maintains a blog titled Musings (previously known as “Mind, Music, and Technology”) reflecting his thoughts of this unique intersection as he continues a path of discovering mind and artistry through these media.
He attended Northwestern University as a part of the Integrated Science Program with a focus in the neurosciences. His medical degree and residency in adult psychiatry were obtained through the University of Illinois at Chicago. He pursued further studies in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Chicago. Presently, he continues to work and learn at the Institute for Psychoanalysis, and maintains a private practice involving therapy, meditation, and medication management.
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