Yotam Haber

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Yotam Haber was born in Holland and grew up in Israel, Nigeria, and Milwaukee – his music is informed by those places. He received the 2007-2008 Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize, a 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and fellowships from Bellagio, Bogliasco, MacDowell Colony, the Aaron Copland House and Yaddo. Recent commissions include two works for Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor; new works for Gabriel Kahane, Alarm Will Sound; the 2012 Bang on a Can Summer Festival; Neuvocalsolisten Stuttgart and ensemble l’arsenale; JACK Quartet, and Cantori New York.  He is currently collaborating with MacArthur Prize Fellow Anna Schuleit on a large-scale project of 104 piano pieces inspired by 104 paintings, drawn from stories by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard; and an evening-length work for the Alabama Symphony (September 2013 premiere) to commemorate the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. Haber is the artistic director of MATA, the non-profit organization founded by Philip Glass, that has, since 1996, been dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works by young composers from around the world. Haber’s music is published by RAI Trade.