Duane Pitre is a minimalist 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, primarily Just Intonation, 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.
Pitre's debut LP Organized Pitches Occurring In Time explores improvisation centred around a rule-based score. Two pieces of drone minimalism that feature cello, viola, violin, guitar, pump organ, tone generator, alto saxophone and bass clarinet.
Pitre has released numerous albums since including: Origin, ED09 (for string ensemble): Live at The Stone,Feel Free and Bridges.