Composer and clarinetist Daniel Goode was born in New York. He studied philosophy and went on to study music with Henry Cowell, Otto Luening, Pauline Oliveros and Kenneth Gaburo. His music for solo clarinet includes Circular Thoughts (Theodore Presser) and Clarinet Songs (on the XI label). He has been a performer-composer with Gamelan Son of Lion since 1976 and his gamelan works are recorded on Gamelan in the New World (Folkways). A book, From Notebooks, and music, One Page Pieces, are available from Frog Peak Music. The Thrush from Upper Dunakyn, for solo bass recorder, is available from Opus One Records. Goode directs the Electronic Music Studio of Rutgers University and co-directs the DownTown Ensemble, which he co-founded in New York in 1983.