Excerpt from The Shock of the Old
|Dan Becker received his DMA, MMA, and MA in Compostion from Yale University.
He has worked and studied with several composers, including Jacob Druckman, Martin Bresnick, Poul Ruders,
Louis Andriessen, and Terry Riley. With the help of several grants and commissions, he has written music
for the concert hall as well as for experimental dance, film, and theater. He has recently completed an
orchestral work for the Albany Symphony, and is currently working on pieces for the Crouse String Quartet,
pianist Kathleen Supové, and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. Other recent performances include those by the
Norfolk Summer Festival, Juilliard’s Focus Festival, Chicago Arts Series, OPUS415 Bay Area New Music Marathon,
Bates College American Music Festival, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Vermont, New Langton Arts,
Sacramento State American Music Festival, and Bowdoin College. Mr Becker is the recipient of several grants and awards,
most recently from the Academy of Arts and Letters and Meet the Composer. He currently serves on the board of directors
of the American Music Center. In the Fall of 2001, he joined the composition faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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excerpt from Common Sense
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