Barry Anderson

Barry Anderson

Barry Anderson was born in New Zealand in 1935 and died in Paris in 1987. He was classically trained as a pianist at the Royal Academy of Music. He founded The West Square Electronic Music Ensemble in 1973 and helped found the Electro-Acoustic Music Association of Great Britain [now Sonic Art Network] in 1980. Later he worked extensively at IRCAM in Paris where he was instrumental in realizing the electronic part of Harrison Birtwistle's opera “The Mask of Orpheus”.