DUANE PITRE is an American experimental composer and musician. His work utilizes electronic and/or acoustic instrumentation and often explores the balance between chaos and discipline. Pitre utilizes alternate tuning schemes, with a primary focus on Just Intonation, enabling him to explore unconventional harmonies and psychoacoustic rhythms. The composer works in a solo/ensemble capacity and with Turk Dietrich (Second Woman, Belong) as First Tone.
He has presented and performed his live works across the U.S., U.K., and Europe at spaces such as Kraftwerk Berlin (DE), Cafe OTO (UK), ISSUE Project Room (NYC), The Stone (NYC), Muziekhuis Utrecht (NL), MoMA's P.S.1 (NYC), The Cube (UK), GRIM (FR), NK (DE), O' (IT), St. Ann's Cathedral (NYC), and Roulette (NYC). 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 New York Times, Mojo Magazine, The Wire, Bandcamp Daily, The Creators Project, Pitchfork, Skug: Journal for Music (Austria), and NewMusicBox. He has released and curated over 20 albums, tapes, and compilations on labels such as Important Records, Spectrum Spools/Editions Mego, Type Records, and Root Strata.