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Ben Fuhrman

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Lecturer, Music Technology and Composition

Links: www.benfuhrman.com

A recent addition to the Oakland University faculty, Benjamin R. Fuhrman is a composer specializing in electroacoustic music and the interaction of performers and computers. He holds degrees from Michigan State University (D.M.A. and M.M. – both in composition) and from Hope College (B.Mus in Violin Performance). An active performer as well, he spent six years as the mandolinist for the band Wisaal, broken only by a stint as the Composer in Residence for ART342 in Fort Collins, CO.

Fuhrman's accomplishments include commissions from the H2 Saxophone Quartet, Nathan Bogert, Barton Rotberg, and many other individuals. He has also received commissions and funding for works from institutions such as East Lansing High School, the MSU National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. His works have been performed throughout the US at conferences such as the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance, the SCI National Conference, the SEAMUS National Conference, the College Music Society National Conference, the International Computer Music Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and the Unruly Music Festival. They have also been performed internationally at Soochow University (China), the Ankunft: Neue Musik Festival (Berlin), the World Saxophone Congress (Thailand), Digital Arts Week (Switzerland), and many other places as well. He was also the recipient of a billboard dedicated to his music from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing – possibly the first composer in the US to receive one.

In his spare time, he is also the co-host of the electroacoustic music podcast Patch In.

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