David Behrman

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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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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David Behrman
Behrman in 2012
Born (1937-08-16) August 16, 1937 (age 85)
EducationPhillips Academy
Alma materHarvard University (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
  • Composer
  • producer
  • professor
Years active1962–present
Employer(s)Bard College
California Institute of the Arts
Mills College
Ohio State University
Rutgers University
Technical University of Berlin
Known forSonic Arts Union
Notable workOn the Other Ocean
(div. 1969)

Terri Hanlon
(m. 1979)
RelativesJascha Heifetz (uncle)