Drake Andersen is a composer whose work encompasses acoustic and electro-acoustic music for diverse performing forces of all sizes and categories, collaborative projects for dance and theater, site-specific installations and interactive electronic environments. His creative work often employs nonlinear systems such as indeterminacy, improvisation, software algorithms and new musical interfaces to cultivate multi-voiced textures and new paradigms of interaction. 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 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 a student in the Ph.D. program in Music Composition at The Graduate Center, CUNY and currently teaches electroacoustic music at Brooklyn College.
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