Composer Bio

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 compositions have been performed at venues throughout the United States and Europe, including Symphony Space, New World Symphony Center, Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), and the Park Avenue Armory.

Drake 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 teaches electroacoustic music at Vassar College and Brooklyn College.

Drake’s principal composition teachers include Nils Vigeland, Jay Eckardt, and Marjorie Merryman. He studied electronic music with Joel Chadabe, Doug Geers, and Kurt Stallmann. He has also studied flute with Robert Dick. Drake is currently a senior teaching fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center. He holds degrees from Macalester College and the Manhattan School of Music.


drake [at] drakeandersen [dot] com