Douglas Farrand is a composer, musician, teacher, and learner. Having lived in and around Nottinghamshire (UK), Cork (Ireland), Singapore, Ohio and Upstate New York (US), he currently resides in Newark NJ and works in Orange NJ. He works as director and teaching artist with Sonic Explorations, a K-4 daily, free music program at Oakwood Avenue Community School, and with the music department of the University of Orange, a free people's school that builds collective capacity for people to create more equitable cities.
Douglas' 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. His work has been realised in the USA, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland, and includes close collaborative work with fellow composers, performers, artists, educators, & students. Douglas studied composition privately with Craig Shepard and at Oberlin Conservatory with Josh Levine and Ashley Fure. He has received additional mentorship in composition, improvisation, and musicianship from Reiko Füting, Christopher Fox, Tim Feeney, and Vic Rawlings.
Contact: dougfarrand (at) gmail (dot) com