Ron Kuivila

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Ron Kuivila
Born (1955-12-19) December 19, 1955 (age 59)
Boston, Massachusetts

Ron Kuivila (born December 19, 1955) is an American sound artist from Boston, MA. He is primarily known for his sound installations, which often utilize computers.


Kuivila studied under Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University and graduated with a B.A. in Music and a B.A. in Mathematics in 1977. He went on to receive his MFA from Mills College. In the 1990s Kuivila and David P. Anderson were responsible for creating the software language Formula, which has been used by David Behrman.[1] He currently teaches classes in Experimental Music, Computers in Music, and Studio Recording at Wesleyan University, where he has served as the chair of the music department. Kuivila received a 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. In May 2011, he was named University Professor of Music. He currently works with the open-source software Supercollider.

His works have been installed at the DeCordova Museum and the Diapason Gallery, among others.


Fidelity, Lovely Music, Ltd. LP 1722, 1985

Going Out with Slow Smoke, Lovely Music, Ltd. LP 1701, 1982

External links[edit]


  1. ^ August 1997 Interview with David Behrman Retrieved 14 Dec 2008