American composer David Behrman was born in 1937. He studied with Wallingford Riegger, among others, and attended courses held by Henri Pousseur and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In the 1960s Behrman worked as a producer for Columbia Masterworks, and toured with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as a composer and performer. Behrman has taught at different American universities as well as at the Technical University Berlin. As a composer, he has focused intensively on the possibilities offered by electroacoustic music, and since the 1970s especially on the interaction between computer systems and the performer. From 1966 to 1977, Behrman performed his works together with Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma and Alvin Lucier on Sonic Arts Union tours. His works are frequently based on repetitive structures, implementing static sound concepts.