Harley Gaber

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(1943-2011) composer, graphic artist, filmmaker
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Composer, Visual Artist (1943-2011)

Composition studies, Horace Reisberg (1958-61) and Darius Milhaud (Aspen Music Festival (1961). Composition studies, Kenneth Gaburo; Electronic Music and Acoustics, Lejaren Hiller; University of Illinois (1961-63). Further studies in Rome (1963-64) with Aldo Clementi, Giulio Rotoli, and Boris Porena. Compositions studies, William Sydeman, Mannes College of Music (1964-66). Awards: Student Composition Awards from Broadcast Music, Inc. (1965 and 68). Creative Associate at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, Buffalo, New York (1967). Guest Composer, Center of the Creative and Performing Arts (1975). Fellowship, Bennington Composers' Conference (1968). Residence, The MacDowell Colony (1974, 1975 and 1977).

Grants:
National Endowment for the Arts (1975, 1977). New York State CAPS Award (1975). Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, Inc. (1975). Ford Foundation Recording Grant (1976). New York State Meet the Composer program (1974, '75,'76,'77). New York State CAPS Composer Exposure Program (1975).

Positions
: General Manager, Composers' Forum, New York City (1972-73).  Music Director, Hudson Valley New Music Ensemble (1974-76). Board of Directors, Composers' Forum (1974-75). Board of Governors, American Composers' Alliance (1975-77). Advisory Board, Composers' Recordings Inc. (1977-78). Advisory board, Alternative Center for International Arts (1977-78); Guest Lecturer, Music and Poetry, State University College of New York at New Paltz, (1972). Project Director, American Composers' Alliance Publication Project (1976-77). Professional Music Photoengraving and Graphic Design. Member BMI. Music published by American Composers Edition, Lingua Press and Frogpeak Music. 

Recordings: Kata and Ludus Primus on CRI (1972); The Winds Rise in the North on Titanic Records (1976). Re-release on CD, The Winds Rise in the North, Edition RZ, Berlin, Germany (2007). Major performances include: New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Berlin Festival, Tanglewood, Once Festival, The Kitchen, New York City, and Evenings for New Music, Buffalo and New York City.