COMPOSERS INSIDE ELECTRONICS is a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live performance of electro-acoustical music using both software and circuitry designed by the individual composers.  They also present sound installation works by the composers and the late David Tudor Rainforest (see below). Current members include: John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Tom Hamilton, Matt Rogalsky and Doug Van Nort.


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RAINFOREST IV (1973) is an electro-acoustical environment conceived by David Tudor and realized by the group Composers Inside Electronics for over 37 years.  Each composer designs and constructs a set of sculptures which function as instrumental loudspeakers under their control, and each independently produces sound material to display their sculpture’s resonant characteristics.  The appreciation of Rainforest IV depends upon individual exploration, and the audience is invited to move freely among the sculptures.


Rainforest IV has been performed world-wide over 125 times in 40 venues to date.  (see Chronology)


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RAINFOREST V (2009) is a self-running sound installation conceived by David Tudor and realized by Composers Inside Electronics.  This work is derived from the Rainforest IV, and has been installed at Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City) in 2009, and recently at Ft. Jay on Governors Island (New York) in 2011.