Professor of Music; Faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): MFA Music/Sound, Music
Biography:B.A., Haverford College; M.M., School of Music, Yale University. Composer and performer noted for live electronic and interactive computer music. Founder, with Frederic Rzewski and Alvin Curran, of Musica Elettronica Viva, Rome, 1966. Compositions for shakuhachi master Katsuya Yokoyama; pianists Aki Takahashi and Ursula Oppens; multimedia works with Nam June Paik, Joan Jonas, others. Works performed at Pompidou Center, Paris; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Almeida Theatre, London; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Recordings include Blends; Golem: An Interactive Opera; Live at Merkin Hall: Duets with Anthony Braxton, Concerto Grosso; others. Awards: Prix Ars Electronica from Austrian Radio and Television (1987); commissions from Fromm Music Foundation (2004), Venice Biennale, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation; Fulbright grants to Italy and Japan. Received Guggenheim fellowship in 2002 to create opera, Z’vi, excerpts of which were performed at opening of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. At Bard since 1988.