David A. Graves initially studied electronic music composition at the University of Nebraska. He has composed music for multiple genres, including "neoclassical," ambient, jazz, and rock. He has also scored music for film and theatre, including A Period Piece, a play by Rachael Kerr, performed in San Francisco and New York (1995-1998) and ICON: The Photography of Gordon Parks (2003), a movie by PCTV. In 2003 and 2005, he was the resident composer at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program where he was awarded the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellowship. His large-scale ambient piece, tree/sigh, was installed in a redwood canyon during Djerassi’s 2003 Open House. Deciduous, his most recent electronic work, was a large-scale multimedia performance, part of last July’s SURROUND>SOUND series. In the past three years, in addition to electronic and rock works, he has been scoring a lot of chamber music, especially in conjunction with the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The SFCCO performed Insecurity (and Other Agencies of Government) last September. He is currently studying composition with Alexis Alrich at the Conservatory. For more information, visit www.finevermin.com.