GERALD BARRY (b 1952 )
Gerald Barry was born in Ireland in 1952. He studied composition with Stockhausen and Kagel, and organ with Piet Kee. Many of his works have been commissioned by the BBC, including Cheveux-de-frise for the 1988 Proms, Hard D for the Orkest de Volharding and The Conquest of Ireland for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His opera The Intelligence Park, commissioned by the ICA, was first performed at the 1990 Almeida Festival, and a second opera, The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit, was written for Channel 4 Television. In 1997 Hessische Rundfunk commissioned a new work for the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. His music has been performed at the Warsaw Autumn, Musik Trienalle Köln, the ICA, the Almeida, Huddersfield and St Denis Festivals, the ISCM and many others. He has worked with many ensembles, Array Music Toronto, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Capricorn, London New Music, Ensemble Musique Vivante the Arditti Quartet and the Ives Ensemble.