Erich Barganier

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Erich Barganier (b. 1991) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, who currently resides between New York City and Montreal. He writes chamber, orchestral, film, solo instrumental and electronic music that explores experimental technology, extended techniques, improvisation, generative processes, the perception of noise and new forms of notation. His music has been released on People Places Records, Belts and Whistles Records, Nebularosa Records, and Janus Music and Sound and has been recognized by ASCAP and The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

​Erich's works have been featured at Diffrazioni Festival, The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Mostly Modern Festival, The New Music Gathering, Spectra Malaysia, National Sawdust, Le Poisson Rouge, La Vitrola, New Music New College, New York University, Spectrum NYC, The University of Wisconsin, The University of Georgia, The University of North Georgia, the Florida International Toy Piano Festival, and The University of Alabama among others. 

He has written for Mivos Quartet, NOW Ensemble, Sybarite5, Quince, Bearthoven, Ashley Bathgate, Sandbox Percussion Ensemble, Esther Lamneck, and Righteous Girls, among others. He has served as an artist in residence at CIRMMT (McGill Univserity, QC) and Westben Artist Retreat (Westben, ON).

Erich began studying composition and theory under Mark Dancigers while attending New College of Florida (B.A., 2014). He pursued further studies at New York University, privately studying under Julia Wolfe, Robert Honstein, Joan La Barbara and Tae Hong Park (M.M. 2019). 

He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2014 and taught English at the Belarus State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk while collecting regional folk songs and performing traditional American music across Eastern Europe. 

As a film composer, Erich scored Lost in Buffalo City, a horror movie directed by Raymond “Skip” Wallace that has gone on to win the best film award from multiple festivals, including the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival (Jerome, Arizona), and the Asheville Film Festival (Asheville, North Carolina).

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Mixed Ensemble


Speaking in Tongues - (2019)

Percussion Ensemble


The Fire That Covers the Prayer of Fair Weather For 32 Percussionists (2019)

Solo Instrument


The Mutation of Seasonal Colors in the Forest as Every Pine Needle Expands and Swells For Solo Organ (2018)
NachMuzik How Hairline Fractures Draw Faces in Glass (2017)
Junshi (殉死) For Solo Harp (2017)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


The Veneer Melts For Two Amplified Violins and Fixed Media (2018)

Orchestral Music


Tokka - (2017)
A Drunk Man Will Find His Way Home, But A Drunk Bird May Get Lost Forever For String Quartet (2018)
Junshi (殉死) For Solo Harp (2017)
NachMuzik How Hairline Fractures Draw Faces in Glass (2017)
Speaking in Tongues - (2019)
The Fire That Covers the Prayer of Fair Weather For 32 Percussionists (2019)
The Mutation of Seasonal Colors in the Forest as Every Pine Needle Expands and Swells For Solo Organ (2018)
The Veneer Melts For Two Amplified Violins and Fixed Media (2018)
Tokka - (2017)