Albert Behar | Classical Composer

CLASSICAL COMPOSER

Albert Behar is composer of chamber, vocal, and electronic music. Commissioned by Kronos Quartet, Contemporaneous, Europa Ritrovata and other international ensembles, he draws upon American minimalism, French chanson, and baroque music, but moves in a more propulsive rhythmic direction. Scores and parts are available upon request.

Email: ab@albertbehar.com

LARGE ENSEMBLE

BAROCOCORICO – 2 Flt, Harpsichord, 4 Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vcs, 2 Db Bass. 2015. 18:00

THE BEAUTY IN BREATHING – Flute, Clarinet, B. Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, 2 Perc, SATB, Str[4.2.2.1], E. Bass & Biofeedback Electronics. (Contemporaneous Commission) 2013. 12:20
The Beauty in Breathing

CHAMBER MUSIC

LOST WAX – String Quartet & Electronics (Kronos Quartet Commission) 2015-16. 25:00

THE WALTZ FROM BEYOND – Accordion, Violin, Guitar & Double Bass. 2012. 3:00
The Waltz from Beyond

DJANGOLOGY – String Quartet (Kronos Quartet Commission) 2011. 8:30
Djangology

CATCH & RELEASE – Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano. 2009. 7:00
Catch & Release

SIX TO TANGO – Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, & Marimba. 2007. 8:00
Six to Tango

SOLO / DUET

YOUR SYMPATHY– Magnet Harp & Percussion (New Music for New Instruments) 2014. 5:30
Your Sympathy

QUIVER – Cello & Accordion. 2013. 5:20
Quiver

BE HEAR NOW – Cello & Electronics 2009. 18:00
Be Hear Now: Ojai Trail
Be Hear Now: Trimpin’s Studio

EMBER – Marimba Duet. 2009. 7:00
Catch & Release

SERIES FOR JOSEPH FOURIER – Violin & Electronics. 2007. 6:20
Series for Joseph Fourier

VOCAL

CALLIGRAMMES – Soprano, Accordion, & Multimedia. 2014-15. 52:00
Calligrammes: Il Pleut

CIRCLE SQUARE TRIANGLE – Soprano & Electronics (Dreams & Nightmares). 2014. 5:00
Circle Square Triangle

PILLOW TALK: A HAIKU CHAMBER OPERA – Sop, Bar, Ten & Chamber Ens. 2011. 36:00
Pillow Talk Excerpts

DINNERTIME ON THE WAY TO JUPITER – SATB Choir & Piano. 2001. 5:00
Dinnertime on the Way to Jupiter