Behrman, David Edit


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  • 1937-04-16 (Existence)

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  • Behrman, David

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    David Behrman is an American composer. He studied at Harvard University (BA 1959) and Columbia University (MA 1963). In 1966 he formed the Sonic Arts Union with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, and Gordon Mumma, a group that performed live electronic works throughout North America and Europe until 1976. During the late 1960s, he produced "Music of Our Time" for Columbia Masterworks, a series featuring music by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Henri Pousseur, and others. He has served as co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College (1975–80), and taught at Ohio State University, Rutgers University, and the California Institute of the Arts. In the 1980s he designed educational music software as a consultant for Children’s Television Workshop. He has been a member of the faculty at the Avery Graduate Program in the Arts at Bard College since 1998.