Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance, and multimedia collaborations. Mr. Geers' music has been performed worldwide, on concerts in North and South America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Australia, as well as TV, radio, and the Internet. His multimedia theater work, Inanna, was premiered in Zürich, Switzerland in September 2009. Other recent works include an opera, Calling, premiered in New York City in fall, 2008; a work for laptop orchestra, Sweep, premiered in Chicago in 2008; a violin concerto, Laugh Perfumes, premiered in Slovenia in fall 2006. Geers has won numerous grants and awards, including a 2009 Bush Foundation Fellowship Finalist award, a 2008 Argossy commission award, 2007 McKnight Composer Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Composers Commissioning Project prizes in both 2007 and 2001, and others. He studied via scholarships at Xavier University (B.A. in English and Music), the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Master of Music), and Columbia University (D.M.A., 2002). In 2003 Geers founded the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, which he directed annually through 2009. In September, 2009, Geers joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where he is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Computer Music (www.bc-ccm.org). Please see Geers's personal website for more information: www.dgeers.com.
Doug's website: www.dgeers.com - - Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music: www.bccom.org - - Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music: www.bc-ccm.org