- Richard Barrett (composer)
Richard Barrett (born
7 November 1959, Swansea, Wales) is a British composer.
Barrett began to study music seriously only after graduating in genetics and microbiology at
University College Londonin 1980 (Warnaby 2001). Under the influence of Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Lachenmann, and Hans-Joachim Hespos(Anderson 1997, 55; Freeman 1994, 42–43) he became associated with the so-called New Complexitygroup of British composers.
Many of Barrett's works are grouped into series, and have extra-musical associations—particularly with the writers
Samuel Beckettand Paul Celan, but also the Chilean painter Roberto Matta. Barrett's techniques are often highly involved mathematically, and he frequently avails himself of computer assistance (Warnaby 2001).
He taught composition at Middlesex University from 1989 to 1992, and was appointed professor of electronic composition at the Institute of Sonology of the Hague Royal Conservatory in 1996, where he taught for six years. He lived in
Berlinfrom 2002 until 2006, when he joined the faculty of Brunel Universityin London(Service 2005; [http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artstaff/music/RichardBarrett Brunel University webpage] ).
*Anderson, Julian. 1997. "Richard Barrett: "Vanity"; Michael Finnissy: "Red Earth"; Anthony Payne: "Time’s Arrow". "Tempo", new series, no. 201 (July): 55–57.
*Fox, Christopher. 1993. "British Music at Darmstadt, 1982–1992". "Tempo", new series, no. 186 (September): 21–25
*Fox, Christopher. 1995. "Music as Fiction: A Consideration of the Work of Richard Barrett". "Contemporary Music Review", 13, no. 1 ("Aspects of Complexity in Recent British Music"):147–57.
*Freeman, Robin. 1994. "Richard Barrett, compositeur maudit manqué", "Tempo", new series, no. 190 (September):41–6
*Hewitt, Ivan. 1994. "Fail Worse, Fail Better". "Musical Times" 135, no. 1813 (March): 148–51.
*Service, Tom. 2005. " [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1409636,00.html Just Say No] ". "The Guardian" (10 February).
*Toop, Richard. 1988. "Four Facets of the 'New Complexity'". "Contact" no. 32:4–8.
*Toop, Richard. 1991. "Richard Barrett in Interview". "Sounds Australian", no. 29:27–31
*Warnaby, John. 2001. “Barrett, Richard”. "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell. London: Macmillan.
* [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1409636,00.html Article by Tom Service about Richard Barrett in "The Guardian"] ,
10 February 2005
* [http://www.ump.co.uk/composer%20pages/barrett.htm United Music Publishers biography page]
* [http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artstaff/music/RichardBarrett Brunel University faculty biography page]
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