Erich Barganier

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Erich Barganier 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, the edge of noise, improvisation, generative processes, and new forms of notation. His music has been released on People Places Records, [walnut+locust], Belts and Whistles Records, Infrequent Seams, Off Latch Press, Nebularosa Records, Pleroma Records, NOUS Records, and Janus Music and Sound.

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​Barganier's works have been presented by Bang on a Can, The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Mostly Modern Festival, The New Music Gathering, National Sawdust, Le Poisson Rouge, Diffrazioni Festival, The DiMenna Center For Classical Music, Spectra Malaysia, Arts, Letters, & Numbers,  New Music New College, New York University, McGill University,  Spectrum NYC, The University of Wisconsin, The University of Georgia, The University of North Georgia, and The University of Alabama, among others. 


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

Barganier 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, taking private lessons with Julia Wolfe, Robert Honstein, Joan La Barbara and Tae Hong Park (M.M. 2019). He currently teaches in the music technology faculty at New York University.


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 performer, Barganier has studied and played music across a wide swathe of styles and genres. His "twinkling instrumental work" as part of the Baker-Barganier Duo has been praised by Bao-le Huu of the Orlando Weekly and helped garner the title of "Best Local Album Release of 2017" from Tampa Bay's Creative Loafing for the Baker-Barganier Duo's debut album ...and darkness was upon the face of the deep.


He has studied with electric guitarist Yaron Deutsch and Erich has additionally performed as a multi-instrumentalist, as a solo artist, and in ensembles, having supported the likes of Joan LaBarbara, Elliott Sharp, ETHEL, Robert Mirabel, Esther Lamneck and many others. He currently performs in the electric guitar/clarinet/electronic new music duo Shutterspeed Duo with Ford Fourqurean and is an active soloist in Montreal.

 
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go For 6-hand piano (2022)
A Drunk Man Will Find His Way Home, But A Drunk Bird May Get Lost Forever For String Quartet (2018)

Solo Instrument


A Cabinet of Theoretical Anatomies For Solo Prepared Piano (2021)
Grotesquerie No. 2 For Ford Fourqurean, Bb Clarinet and MUGIC controller (2020)
The Mutation of Seasonal Colors in the Forest as Every Pine Needle Expands and Swells For Solo Organ (2018)
Blue-Black Morning Shadows Fall on the Ground at 5 AM in a Capital City for solo organ (2018)
NachMuzik How Hairline Fractures Draw Faces in Glass (2017)
Junshi (殉死) For Solo Harp (2017)

Percussion Ensemble


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

Mixed Ensemble


Speaking in Tongues - (2019)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


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

Orchestral Music


Tokka - (2017)
A Cabinet of Theoretical Anatomies For Solo Prepared Piano (2021)
A Drunk Man Will Find His Way Home, But A Drunk Bird May Get Lost Forever For String Quartet (2018)
Blue-Black Morning Shadows Fall on the Ground at 5 AM in a Capital City for solo organ (2018)
Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go For 6-hand piano (2022)
Grotesquerie No. 2 For Ford Fourqurean, Bb Clarinet and MUGIC controller (2020)
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)