DUANE PITRE is an American experimental composer and musician. His work often primarily utilizes electronics and/or acoustic instrumentation and also explores the balance between chaos and discipline. Pitre utilizes alternate tuning schemes, with a large focus on Just Intonation, enabling him to explore uncoventional harmonies and psychoacoustic rhythms.
He has presented and performed his live works across the U.S., U.K., and Europe at spaces such as Cafe OTO (UK), Roulette (NYC), The Stone (NYC), Muziekhuis Utrecht (NL), MoMA's P.S.1 (NYC), The Cube (UK), GRIM (FR), NK (DE), Elaine Gallery (CH), O' (IT), St. Ann's Cathedral (NYC), and ISSUE Project Room (NYC), where he was artist in residency in spring 2009. More than 100 different musicians from around the world have taken part in the performances of his works.
Pitre has been featured in publications such as The Wire, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Creators Project (a Vice/Intel collaboration), Pitchfork, Dusted, Skug: Journal for Music (Austria), and NewMusicBox. He has released over a dozen albums on labels such as Important Records, Type Records, and Root Strata.