ben hackbarth composer

biography

Benjamin Hackbarth is currently head of composition at the University of Liverpool where he writes music for instruments and electronic sound. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego where he studied composition with Roger Reynolds, Philippe Manoury, and received a Master's degree while working with Chaya Czernowin. At UCSD he also studied electronic music with Miller Puckette, Tom Erbe and F. Richard Moore. He has a bachelor's in composition from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Allan Schindler, Robert Morris and trumpet with James Thompson.

Ben has been composer in residence for musical research and composer in research at IRCAM. He was also a composer affiliated with the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA) and a Sonic Arts Researcher at CalIT2. He has had residencies at Cité des Arts, Centre Internationale de Récollets, Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. In addition to writing concert music, he has collaborated with other artists to create multimedia installations with realtime graphics, sound and motion tracking.

Notable performances include those by the Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain, the L.A. Percussion Quartet, the Collage New Music Ensemble, Ensemble SurPlus and the Wet Ink Ensemble. His work has been presented in venues such as Cité de la Musique, Akademie Schloss Solitude, the MATA festival, SIGGRAPH, the Florida Electro-acoustic Music Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Ingenuity Festival, E-Werk, the Pelt Gallery, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Roulette Concert Space and l'Espace de Projection at IRCAM. Ben's music can be heard on CD releases by the Carrier Records, UCSD and EMF labels.

@ IRCAM (français) - http://brahms.ircam.fr/benjamin-hackbarth


7/25/2014 — Open End will be performed by Joby Burgess at The Victoria Gallery and Museum at 7pm.
7/1/2014 — Volleys of Light and Shadow will be premiered by Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain at IRCAM's Manifeste Festival.
5/19/2014 — hub will be performed by the New York New Music Ensemble at Roulette in NYC.
2/8/2014 — Out Among Sharks, a Moving Target will be performed at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC.
12/1/2013 — Open End will be performed by Nick Fox at Northern Illinois University at 7pm.
11/22/2013 — Victor Pons will perform open end at Poem88 in Atlanta GA USA.
7/26/2013 — hub will be performed by a faculty trio at the Walden School in Dublin, NH.
5/25/2013 — open end will be performed by Victor Pons at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, GA.
5/18/2013 — open end will be performed by Amy Garapic at Bard in New York.
3/4/2013 — open end will be performed by Ian Antonio at the Issue Project Room in New York, NY.
2/7/2013 — open end will be performed by Diego Ventoso Fernandez in Lugo, Spain.
12/12/2012 — concert of my music in CPMC Blackbox in San Diego. including Out Among Shark, a Moving Target, am i a particle or a wave? and open end.
12/8/2012 — am i a particle or a wave? will be performed by LAPQ at ATX in LA.
11/7/2012 — Out Among Sharks, A Moving Target will be performed by Palimpsest in a concert in Conrad Prebys Music Center in San Diego, California.
10/23/2012 — open end will be performed by Diego Ventoso Fernandez at Contemporary Music Festival in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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