Member Profile: Erich Barganier
Erich Barganier is a composer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida. He focuses on writing modern classical works and experimental electronic music that explores microtonality, extended techniques, melodic interplay, generative processes, and algorithmic phrasing. His compositions have been performed live or as installations across the world in cities as diverse as New York City, London, Minsk, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur and have been recorded on Nebularosa Records and Janus Music and Sound. Erich studied composition and theory under Mark Dancigers while attending New College of Florida. Upon graduating, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and taught at Belarus State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk while collecting regional folk songs and performing music across Eastern Europe. Upon returning to the United States, his music has been featured at SPECTRA 2016 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), commissioned by New York City’s NOW Ensemble and was featured at the 2017 International Florida Toy Piano Festival. Recent projects include the creation of a sound installation through an arts grant provided by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and a collaboration with New Renaissance artist Elizabeth Baker to form the Baker-Barganier Duo.