Doug Cohen

Doug Cohen

Associate Director, BC-CCM

Doug Cohen received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts, and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is undergraduate deputy, lecturer, coordinator of music composition, and director of the Brooklyn College Composers' Forum.

Cohen is an intermedia composer and often collaborator with film, performance and folk artists as well as an early advocate for digital media on the Internet. He organized the NewMusNet Conference of Arts Wire with Pauline Oliveros and later was Arts Wire Systems Coordinator.

Cohen is a specialist in American experimental music with particular attention to the work of John Cage, Morton Feldman and Pauline Oliveros. He co-created and produced the evening-length intermedia work imusicircus at Experimental Intermedia in New York and LACE Gallery in Los Angeles (later with the California EAR Unit at the L.A. County Museum of Art) as City Circus events for the John Cage exhibition Rolywholyover a Circus.