NED SUBLETTE was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1951. He grew up in Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. He studied Spanish Classical Guitar with Hector Garcia at the University of New Mexico and with Emilio Pujol in Spain. He studied composition and theory with Kenneth Gaburo at the University of California at San Diego where he received his Master's Degree in Composition and Performance.
While continuing to play the guitar and compose, Ned Sublette has presented many concerts of other composers' works, including those of John Cage, La Monte Young and Jackson MacLow. He currently plays electric guitar in the bands of Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, and Peter Gordon's Love of Life Orchestra.
Ned Sublette has performed his own music at the Kitchen in New York and in three New Music America festivals. His opera, inspired by the life of Simone Weil, has been performed in Australia. He has performed his work in Europe, including the World Theatre Festival in Nancy, France.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ned Sublette has organized and directed two Radio Performance Projects and a Radio Production Workshop at KUNM-FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In these projects he has produced works, both pre-recorded and for live broadcast, by many composers including Robert Ashley, John Cage, Peter Gordon and Alvin Lucier.