Duane Pitre is an American avant-garde composer, performer, and sound artist. His work often focuses on the interaction between electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, chaos and discipline, as well as site-specificity. The composer also utilizes alternate tuning schemes that focus on microtonality, enabling him to explore unaccustomed intervallic relationships. He has created works for various instrumentation configurations such as string orchestra, his own bowed harmonic-guitar ensemble, string/wind ensembles, as well as solo works (including for himself).
Pitre's debut LP 'Organized Pitches Occurring In Time' [Trome/Important] explores improvisation centred around a rule-based score. Pitre has released numerous albums since including: 'Origin' [Root Strata], 'ED09 (for string ensemble): Live at The Stone' [Basses Frequencies]; 'Feel Free' and 'Bridges' [Important]