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Barry Anderson

Composer

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Born: 1935 Died: 1987

Biography

Barry Anderson was born in Stratford, New Zealand. He studied piano, viola,and Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, from 1952-1956, and later studied piano with Edwin Fischer and Alfred Brendel in Zurich and Lucerne. He then settled in London as a teacher, lecturer, composer and performer. As director of the West Square Electronic Music Studio and Ensemble he commissioned and performed many new works. He was founder in 1979 of the Electro-Acoustic Music Association of Great Britain (EMAS). Between 1982 and 1985 at IRCAM in Paris he realised the electronic material for Harrison Birtwhistle's opera The Mask of Orpheus. Barry died during the night after Radio France broadcast the first performance of his last work, Arc, in 1987.


Composed (20)

A Book of Dreams

Short pieces for solo piano


Arc

for string quartet, bass clarinet and tapes


Colla Voce

For solo soprano


Domingus

tape realisation of poem cycle


Electro-Acoustic Fanfare

for 2-channel tape


En face de.... 1

for soprano and double bass


En face de.... 2

for soprano, double bass and tape delay, electronic modulation and 4-channel tape


Mask

for flutes, percussion, narrator and tape


Maui

full length opera for large orchestra, chorus, soloists


Piano Pieces I, II, III

for piano with tape mix and sine-tone ring-modulation


Proscenium

for solo percussion, electronic modulation, tape delay and 2-channel tape


Solo (Stockhausen)

for melody instrument and feedback system


Songs Penyeach

for mezzo-soprano, amplified violin, bass clarinet and percussion


Sound Frames

for instrumental ensemble of 10 players


sound the tucket sonance and the note to mount

for solo trombone and 2-channel tape


Suntamer

for storyteller, tape, modulated piano and percussion


The Mask of Orpheus

realisation of the electronic elements for the opera by Harrison Birtwistle


Topograph

for 3 percussion groups, filters and ring-modulators


Windows

for 2-channel tape and slide projections