Guy Barash

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - 11:46 am

Guy Barash by Joanna Williams

Guy Barash is a composer of contemporary music. His opus includes orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic compositions, as well as music for theater. He has written an extensive body of work that incorporates text in various settings and arrangements. In his music, Barash generates a multi-metric environment where he explores concepts of time such as simultaneity, synchronicity, and geometricity. Barash often uses computer processing to exploit latent characteristics of acoustic instruments and alter the relationship between foreground and background. He collaborates with a wide array of artists (poets, video-artists, musicians and choreographers) on innovative, multidisciplinary projects.

Mr. Barash’s work for lyric theater includes the opera Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins, currently in workshop and development as part of his fellowship in the American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice program. His multimedia theater piece Hildegard (Vision Cycle), conceived of in concert with the Pioneers Go East Collective was presented in 2013 at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

In 2010 Barash founded Eavesdropping, new music series at The Tank. Since 2013 Eavesdropping is hosted by Spectrum. His debut album, Facts About Water, was released May 2014 on Innova Recordings.