Yotam Haber

Extended Play: Marathon Concert - Program 1

Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, NYC

Sunday, October 16 at 12:00pm

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Yotam Haber: "Three Piano Pieces" (excerpt)

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Yotam Haber, was born in Holland and grew up there, Israel, Nigeria, and Milwaukee. His music is informed by all four places. After a wild undergraduate stint at Indiana University, he completed a doctorate in composition at Cornell University in 2004 while escaping in 2000 to Bologna, Italy, crashing the Course on Use of Live Electronics, taught by Alvise Vidolin (Luigi Nono’s sound engineer) and the composer Adriano Guarnieri.

Haber received the 2007-2008 Frederic A. Juilliard/ Walter Damrosch Rome Prize and resided at the American Academy in Rome for a year beginning in September 2007 along with many other commissions and awards. His music has been performed in Germany, Italy, Holland, and across the U.S. Haber currently resides in New York City and Rome and is a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow.

He has recently been commissioned by architect Peter Zumthor and his wife Annalisa to compose two works for premiere in Vals, Switzerland. Haber is the newly appointed artistic director of MATA, the non-profit organization that has, since 1996, been dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works by young composers from around the world.