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Douglas Henderson’s interactive work with strings and light relates to the spirits of the nearest future and past which we awaken with some impalpable parts our being. Hundreds of electrically amplified strings are strung out on the floor, and generate acoustic shadows of our steps. Optical shadows lead us forward, whilst the memory of each step disappears into the past.

Douglas Henderson, born in 1960 in Baltimore (USA), lives in New York City.
He studied Composition and Music Theory with Elie Yarden, Milton Babbitt, Paul Lansky and J.K. Randall. He teaches electro-accoustic music, sound design und sound technics at various institutions, including the Sonic Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He received various distinctions and scholarships, recently the Rockefeller Foundation Grant (2005) and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2007); he is the guest of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 2007.

As a composer/performer and sound artist Douglas Henderson is an established and integral part of the New York scene. He has performed with Elliott Sharp und Zeena Parkins for whom he also designed musical instruments. Currently he is predominantly occupied with multi-channel electro-acoustic sound installations, sound sculptures, and with stage music for dance productions.
The series of 12-channel electro-acoustic compositions based on the poem »On the Road Home« by Wallace Stevens was created (amongst others) in Berlin.

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