James Erber


James Erber

James Erber (born 1951) is a British composer of the New Complexity

Born in London, Erber studied music at the universities of Sussex and Nottingham, and worked in music publishing from 1976 to 1979.Fact|date=June 2007 His first work, "Seguente" for oboe and piano, appeared in 1976. In the early 1980s, he undertook serious studies in composition, first with Jonathan Harvey at Sussex, and then with Brian Ferneyhough at the Musikhochschule, Freiburg."

Erber's works include "Music for 25 Solo Strings" (1981-84), "Abiya" (1994) for solo piano, the string quartet "An Allegory of Exile" (1992-95), the "Traces" cycle (1991-2006) for solo flute, and "Am Grabe Memphis Minnies" (1997) for solo guitar.

In addition to composing, Erber lectured for three years at Goldsmiths College, London (1991-94), and has written articles and given guest lectures.


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