Drake Andersen

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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. Through the use of technology, including interactive software and new musical interfaces, his creative work engages literature, mathematics and the physical world. 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. He is currently a student in the Ph.D. program in Music Composition at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He also teaches a course in 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.

Click here to read about a recent performance for string quartet and dance using Drake Andersen’s live performance software Indra.