Hi, I am David Mash, and welcome to my site! I am a musician, educator, and futurist, and maintain several sites for my various activities and artist brands. Mashine Music is the main site I use to promote my commercially released music that combines machines and humans to create my unique musical identity. I started experimenting on this concept in 1977 when I started playing synthesizers in my band Ictus.
After leaving Ictus in 1982, I began using the play on my name “Mash” plus the “ine” suffix as Mashine Music in 1983 for my publishing and musical identity.
I use the artist brand “Stefan” for my more meditative and electronic musical work, and on this site I will focus on my current professional work, family life, and for music that has never before been commercially released.
I worked at Berklee College of Music for 41 years; first as a teacher of guitar, core music, jazz composition, arranging, and eventually music technology. I started the Music Synthesis department, now known as Electronic Production and Design in 1984, became Berklee’s Assistant Dean of Curriculum for Academic Technology (BADCAT) in 1989, Vice President for Technology in 1997, Vice President for Technology and Education Outreach in 2006, and Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology in 2013.
I retired in 2017, to focus on making music and giving back through board service. I now serve as a director for The Record Co, as President of the Bob Moog Foundation Board, and as Chair of the Board for the Alan R. Pearlman (ARP) Foundation. I remember when musicians were in either the Moog camp or the ARP camp. I’m glad to be heading the Foundations for both these legendary musical inventors!