composer, musician, teacher, learner. lived in and around Nottinghamshire (UK), Cork (Ireland), Singapore, Ohio and Upstate New York (US)
currently resides in Newark NJ and works in Orange NJ.
works as co-director of Music City project with the University of Orange, a free people's school that builds collective capacity for people to create more equitable cities, and as program coordinator and teaching artist with Sonic Explorations, a K-4 daily, free music program at Oakwood Avenue Community School
primary interests are in music and teaching that invite us to explore our myriad processes of listening and embody a collective investigation of place, community, and personhood. work has been realised in the USA, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland, and includes close collaborative work with fellow composers, performers, artists, educators, & students.
studied composition privately with Craig Shepard and at Oberlin Conservatory with Josh Levine and Ashley Fure.
formative mentorship (formally or informally) in composition, musicianship, teaching, organizing and listening from Reiko Füting, Christopher Fox, Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings, Lisa DeLorenzo, Mindy Fullilove, Margaux Simmons, and countless others.
Contact: dougfarrand (at) gmail (dot) com