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David Behrman (born August 16, 1937) is an American composer and a pioneer of computer music. In the early 1960s he was the producer of Columbia Records' Music of Our Time series, which included the first recording of Terry Riley's In C. In 1966 Behrman co-founded Sonic Arts Union with fellow composers Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma. He wrote the music for Merce Cunningham's dances Walkaround Time (1968), Rebus (1975), Pictures (1984) and Eyespace 40 (2007). In 1978, he released his debut album On the Other Ocean, a pioneering work combining computer music with live performance.
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A.)|
Columbia University (M.A.)
California Institute of the Arts
Ohio State University
Technical University of Berlin
|Known for||Sonic Arts Union|
|Notable work||On the Other Ocean|
|Relatives||Jascha Heifetz (uncle)|