*1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Lives and works in Berlin and New York, USA.
Sound artist and composer Douglas Henderson was born in 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied music composition and theory with Milton Babbitt, Paul Lansky, and J.K. Randall, receiving his PhD in composition from Princeton University in 1991 and his Bachelor´s degree in composition from Bard College in 1982. He recently chaired the Sound Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and conducts master classes in electroacoustic composition, multi-channel audio and recording arts.
In 2012 he was invited to major museum exhibitions such as "Asche und Gold. Eine Weltenreise" at MARTa in Herford, "Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst" at ZKM in Karlsruhe and "City Sonic Festival" in Belgium. He was awarded a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for Music for 100 Carpenters (2009), a 2007 DAAD artist residency in Berlin, and a 2007 Foundation for Contemporary Arts individual artist grant. He was a 2002 and 2006 artist in residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Lab, a 2004 Dance Theater Workshop ARM Fellow, and a 2005 guest artist for Resonance Magazine (London).
He received a 2005 Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for work with choreographer Luis Lara Malvacías, and the New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") for his work on Kriyas (1998).