David Birchfield is a composer, theorist, and computer musician. In much of his work, he utilizes the computer as a compositional, theoretical, and performing tool with a particular interest in musical applications of artificial intelligence and artificial life. He has written instrumental and vocal music for soloists, various chamber ensembles, full orchestra, and a number of collaborative works with modern dance choreographers. In addition to interactive works for live performers and computer, he has created multimedia, network-based, and robotic installations. His works have been presented in concerts and at festivals and conferences across the United States, Europe, Mexico, China, and Australia.
He received a BM in Percussion Performance and Composition from the University of Cincinnati CCM. He received masters and doctoral degrees in Composition from Columbia University. His principle composition teachers include Fred Lerdahl, Tristan Murail, and Brad Garton. David has taught at Columbia University and Adelphi University, and he is currently on the faculty of the Arts, Media and Engineering Program at Arizona State University.
During the fellowship, David Birchfield will work on the development of the Auracle Project.