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David Grubbs (2021) / Photography by John Foster

Brooklyn-based musician and writer David Grubbs has released fourteen solo albums and appeared on more than 200 releases. He is known for his ongoing cross-disciplinary collaborations with poet Susan Howe and visual artists Anthony McCall and Angela Bulloch.

Grubbs’ work has been presented at, among other venues, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou. In 2000, his The Spectrum Between (Drag City) was named “Album of the Year” in the London Sunday Times. Grubbs was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and has performed with Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Will Oldham, Loren Connors, the Red Krayola, Royal Trux and many others.

Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. At Brooklyn College he also teaches in the MFA programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) and Creative Writing. He is the author of Good night the pleasure was ours, The Voice in the Headphones, Now that the audience is assembled and Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties and Sound Recording (all published by Duke University Press) as well as the collaborative artists’ books Simultaneous Soloists (with Anthony McCall, Pioneer Works Press) and Projectile (with Reto Geiser and John Sparagana, Drag City).

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