Doug Balliett is a composer, instrumentalist and poet based in New York City. His poetry (Clytie and the Sun), bass playing (in Shawn Jaeger’s In Old Virginny) and compositions (Actaeon) have been acclaimed by The New York Times. Balliett’s works A Gnostic Passion and Pyramus and Thisbe have received praise from the contemporary classical blog I Care if You Listen.
With a constant stream of commissions, a full schedule of teaching and lecturing, and nearly 200 performances per year, Balliett has been identified as an emerging voice for his generation. He teaches in the historical performance department at The Juilliard School.