Works performed by Earplay:

La Roba
Two Can Play That Game

David Rakowski was born and raised in St. Albans, Vermont, and studied at New England Conservatory and Princeton with Robert Ceely, Milton Babbitt, Peter Westergaard, and Paul Lansky. He also studied with Berio at Tanglewood. He has received the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music: in 1999 for Persistent Memory, commissioned and premiered by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and in 2002 for Ten of a Kind, commissioned and premiered by The President's Own U.S. Marine Band. He teaches composition and theory at Brandeis University, was formerly on the faculties of Stanford and Columbia, and has also taught at Harvard. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife Beth, and together they own a red canoe.

[from program for April 29, 2002 concert]