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Drake Andersen

Photo courtesy of Claudia Hansen

Email: drake [at] creativeinteraction.org

Drake Andersen is a composer whose work encompasses acoustic and electroacoustic music for diverse performing forces of all sizes and categories, collaborative projects for dance and theater, site-specific installations and interactive electronic environments. His creative work often employs nonlinear systems such as indeterminacy, improvisation, software algorithms and new musical interfaces to cultivate multi-voiced textures and new paradigms of interaction. His compositions have been performed at venues throughout the United States and Europe, including Symphony Space, the Park Avenue Armory, New World Symphony Center, Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), Dixon Place and the Irondale Center. Andersen has performed on flute and live electronics throughout the United States and Latin America.

Drake Andersen is the founder of Creative Interaction. He is frequently engaged as a sound designer for theater and dance, an electronic music specialist for contemporary music ensembles and an improviser with live electronics. Andersen is a student in the Ph.D. program in Music Composition at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He teaches electroacoustic music at Brooklyn College and music technology at Ballet Tech, the New York City Public School for Dance.

Andersen’s principal composition teachers include Nils Vigeland, Joel Chadabe and Marjorie Merryman. He has also studied flute with Robert Dick. Andersen holds degrees from Macalester College and the Manhattan School of Music.

Please visit www.drakeandersen.com for more information.

 

Advisory Board

Susan Andersen, occupational therapist (MS, OTR/L)
Adaptive Interfaces

Joel Chadabe, electronic musician
Electronic Instrument Design

Caroline Peters, GIS and database software specialist
Software and Mobile Apps

Collaborators

Wally Cardona, choreographer
Martha Cargo, flutist
Kallie Ciechomski, violist
Jordan Dodson, guitarist
Ensemble Sans Maitre
Reiko Fueting, composer
Anne Goldberg, composer and choreographer
Andrew Keller, percussionist
Robert McClure, composer
Samuel Ryder, saxophonist
Ronen Shai, composer and electronics improviser
Liang Wang, architect
Viola Yip, composer and visual artist