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Barry Schrader

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Barry Schrader has been acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times as a composer born to the electronic medium, and described by Gramaphone as a composer of approachable electronic music with a distinctive individual voice to reward the adventurous. His compositions for tape, dance, film, video, mixed media, live/electro-acoustic music combinations, and real-time computer performance have been presented throughout the world. He has received recognition in the form of grants, awards, and commissions, from such organizations as the Groupe Musique Expérimentale de Bourges, Apple Computer, ASCAP, Yamaha, Meet the Composer, Los Angeles Film Forum, URBAN-15, The CalArts Contemporary Music Festival, Res Musica, Yellow Springs Institute and the Centre Internationale de Recherche Musicale. His works have been featured in numerous festivals including the Australian International Electronic Music Festival, Festival d'Automne a Paris, Tokyo Gakugei University Exhibition of Electronic Music, New Music Los Angeles, Musiques Actuelles Nice Côte d'Azur, the Darmstadt Festival, Synthèse, the Almeida Festival, and the Biennale de Paris. In 1988, Schrader was invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture to present concerts and lectures in electro-acoustic and computer music in Beijing and Shanghai. Active in the promotion of electro-acoustic music, Schrader is the founder and the first president of SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States), and has been involved with the inauguration and operation of several organizations such as SCREAM (Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music), the Currents concert series at Theatre Vanguard in Los Angeles, and the CalArts Electro-Acoustic Marathon. He has written for several publications including Grove's, Grolier's Encyclopedia, Contemporary Music Review, and Journal SEAMUS. He is also the author of the book Introduction to Electro-Acoustic Music . He has been a member of the Composition Faculty of the California Institute of the Arts School of Music since 1971, and has also taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the California State University at Los Angeles. His music is recorded on the Opus One, Laurel, CIRM, SEAMUS, Centaur, and Innova labels.

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