Andrew Culver

(b. 1953)
Andrew Culver composes chamber, orchestral, electronic, and computer music, as well as producing sound and music sculptures, films, lighting, text pieces and installations. He uses many methods to achieve his compositional goals, including invented sound sources, and computer software. Culver is the composer of over 60 works in varied media, including microtonality (Architectonic Space), percussion (Signature), ­music sculpture (Music with Tensegrity Sound Source #5), computer music (PCOOSS), film (From Zero), and computer projected text (to reach the impossibility of ­transferring from one like image to another the memory imprint). Culver was an assistant to John Cage for 11 years. He worked on all five Cage operas, and he ­directed Europeras 1 & 2 in Frankfurt, Purchase and Zurich, Europeras 3 & 4 in London, Strasbourg, Berlin, Paris, and Long Beach, and Europera 5 in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is also the composer of Ocean 1-95, the orchestral component of Merce Cunningham’s modern dance masterpiece, Ocean. Culver is the founder of the Anarchic Harmony Foundation, and created the Anarchic Philharmonic.

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