Douglas E. Geers

Associate Professor and Acting Department Chairperson

Location: 201 West End Building
Phone: 718.951.5664
Fax: 718.951.4733

Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance and multimedia collaborations. Recent works include Inanna, a 90-minute concert play; an opera, Calling, 2008; a work for laptop orchestra, Sweep, 2008; and a violin concerto, Laugh Perfumes, 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, and others. While on the faculty of the University of Minnesota (2002-09), Geers founded the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, which he directed annually for seven years. In Fall 2009 he joined the faculty of the Brooklyn College, where he is an associate professor of music and director of the Center for Computer Music. He is also on the music faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center.

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