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Richard Barrett

(b. 1959)


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(b Swansea, 1959).

Brit. composer and guitarist. Took up composing 1980. Took part in comp. course at Darmstadt 1984, returning as member of staff in 1986 and 1988. Also writer on mus. and co‐dir. of Ensemble Exposé. Works incl. Essay in Radiance, ens. (1981–3); Invention 6, pf. (1982); Principia, bar., pf. (1982–4); Coïgitum, mez., ens. (1983–5); I open and close, amp. str. qt. (1983–8); Illuminer le temps, amp. ens. (1984–7); Tract, pf. (1984–9); Ne songe plus à fuir, amp. vc. (1985–6); Anatomy, amp. ens. (1985–6); Temptation, ens., elec. (1986); Alba, bn., elec. (1986–7); Nothing elsewhere, va. (1987); EARTH, tb., perc. (1987–8); Dark Ages, vc. (1987–90); Reticule, vn. (1988); The Unthinkable, elec. tape (1988–9); colloid, gui. (1988–91); another heavenly day, E♭ cl., elec. gui., db., live elec. (1989–90); lieder vom wasser, sop., bcl., db., perc. (1989–90); what remains, fl., bcl., pf. (1990–1); basalt, tb. (1990–1); praha, vc. (1991); negatives, gui., tb., fl., perc., mandolins, vn., va., vc., db. (1992); knospend‐gespaltener, cl. (1993); vanity, orch. (1994); Liebestod, 4 rec., elec. (1995–7); Stress, str. qt. (1997); 13 Self‐Portraits, str. qt. (2002); No, orch. (1999–2004).

Subjects: Music.


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