David Borden

David Borden is a pioneer in the field of electroacoustic music. In 1969, with the support of Robert Moog, Borden founded the first synthesizer ensemble, Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company, with which he performed his own works as well as music by Robert Ashley, John Cage, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and others. The art of counterpoint has dominated Borden’s work, and his twelve-part cycle of works for synthesizers, acoustic instruments and voice, The Continuing Story of Counterpoint (1976– 1987), has been called “the Goldberg Variations of minimalism.”

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