Jean-Baptiste Barrière
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Composer Portraits

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single...

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Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Often collaborative, nearly always multiform, frequently depending on interactions between live participants...

Composer Portraits

Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Jean-Baptiste Barrière is a key figure in computer music. A native Parisian, Barrière led the city’s electronic-music mecca IRCAM for more than 15 years, and his piece Chréode is recognized as a seminal work in the history of electronic music. Many of his more recent works entail live manipulation of both audio and video. In this concert, Barrière premieres three pieces, one of which was previously given an early reading at Miller’s onstage Pop-Up series. A concurrent exhibition and related performance offer a fuller perspective on the composer’s multifaceted artistic pursuits.