Douglas Geers

Douglas Geers

Director, BC-CCM

Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance and multimedia collaborations. Recent works include Inanna, a 90-minute multimedia theater work (Zürich, 2009); an opera, Calling, (New York City, 2008); Sweep, a work for laptop orchestra (Chicago; Princeton, N.J.; New York; Minneapolis, 2008–09); and a violin concerto, Laugh Perfumes (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006).

Geers has won numerous grants and awards, including a 2009 Bush Foundation Fellowship Finalist award, 2008 Argossy commission award, 2007 McKnight Composer Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Composers Commissioning Project prizes in both 2007 and 2001, a Fulbright schoarship and others.

Geers studied via scholarships at Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Columbia University, where he received his doctorate in 2002. From 2002 to 2009 he taught at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he founded and directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts; and in fall 2009 he joined the faculty of the Brooklyn College Conservatory, where he is an associate professor of music and director of the Center for Computer Music.