Erich Barganier

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Erich Barganier is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Montréal. He writes chamber, orchestral, film, solo instrumental and electronic music that explores experimental technology, the edge of noise, improvisation, generative processes and new forms of notation. Barganier’s compositions marry timbres and sonic material from jazz, noise rock, experimental electronica and contemporary classical musical styles, while his process takes inspiration from the creative methods outlined in André Breton’s Surrealist Manifestos. In addition to using surrealist creative techniques in a sonic context, experimental and generative coding techniques inform the vast majority of his installation work and electronic music. Barganier codes in the computer language Supercollider and uses the flexibility of the language to create music that gives the computer agency to make creative decisions. He accomplishes this using neural networks and parameters that rely on randomness to give the pieces a sense of life that might otherwise not be heard in a fixed installation.

Date: May 31, 2022

Source: JTTP 2022

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