David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. He has made sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as compositions for performance. Sound and multimedia installations include: Cloud Music (1979), a collaboration with Robert Watts and Bob Diamond, recently acquired into the collection of the Smithsonian: Pen Light (2002); and View Finder (2005). Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma, Behrman was a founding member of Sonic Arts Union. He had a long association with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as composer and performer.
In May of 2016, David took part in a series of concerts at London's legendary Cafe Oto with Cleek Schrey and the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze. In October the composer, along with Cleek and composer/performer John King, will perform at Roulette Intermedium in a concert curated by Meredith Monk.