Matt Performs Hall of Mirrors.
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Matt Barber (b. 1980 in Denver, Colorado) is a composer, performer, and teacher currently residing in Rochester, NY. His music has been performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Ossia New Music Ensemble, Musica Nova, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Tetrawind, the Arapahoe Philharmonic, and other ensembles across the United States. He has avoided adopting a particular style of composition, and every new piece represents a different and original compositional interest.

Matt is an engaging performer specializing in bassoon and recorder, and is in demand as a conductor for music from Bach to Xenakis. He served as Visiting Instructor in music composition at Colgate University. from 2009-2011. He completed his undergraduate work at The Juilliard School, and is finishing a PhD in Composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he has taught composition and computer music courses. His many interests include open-source music and audio applications, musical epistemology, and gardening.