Guy Barash

Electronic Music Foundation

Music by
Guy Barash

Sunday, September 18, 8pm

Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street
New York, New York

Admission free

This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Special support for this program has been provided by Jerome Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Meet The Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund, Amphion Foundation, and several individuals.

↓ Program


TalkBack I
    for clarinet and electronics
    Christopher Bush, clarinet

TalkBack II
    for violin and electronics
    Josh Henderson, violin

TalkBack III
    for guitar and electronics
    Nadav Lev, guitar

TalkBack IV
    for piano and electronics
    Carol Minor, piano


Nick Flynn reads poems from his collection Blind Huber
with video projections by Jared Handelsman

Blind Huber
    for soprano, tenor, clarinet, violin, trombone, guitar, piano, marimba, electronics, and video
    Nick Flynn, text; Jared Handelsman, video
    Carol Minor, piano; Christopher Bush, clarinet; Joey Wilgenbusch, voice;
    Nadav Lev, guitar; Erin Heisel, voice; Kae Reed, percussion; Josh Henderson, violin;
    Sean Reed, trombone; and Guy Barash, live electronics


Guy Barash
Guy Barash is a composer, arranger, curator and performer who collaborates with an array of artists on innovative, multidisciplinary projects. His compositions have been performed in venues throughout the US and Israel, including: The Stone; Galapagos Art Space; The Tank; Contemporary Music Biennial; The Left Bank; Bamat Meitzag and Tmuna Theatre; Haifa Museum and Haifa Cinematheque; and The Interdisciplinary Ring.

Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn is the author of memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, the play Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins, two works of poetry, Some Ether and Blind Huber, and most recently The Ticking is the Bomb. He has been awareded the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life, and The New York Times Book Review.

Jared Handelsman
Visual artist Jared Handelsman works in video, photography and sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Rockland County Museum, Nyack, NY; The Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY; and Bard Collage at Simons Rock, Great Barrington, MA. He has appeared in group exhibitions at Mohawk-Hudson Regional, UV Art Museum, UV at Albany, NY; and Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Foundation, and The Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown.


TalkBack is a series of compositions for acoustic instruments and interactive computer processing. With Talkback, Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the instrument by processing subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground.

An audio/visual rendition of poems from Nick Flynn's Blind Huber, the music presentation of Blind Huber is a second collaboration for composer Guy Barash, author Nick Flynn and visual artist Jared Handelsman. In his book, Flynn invites us to consider the intricate geometry of the beehive.

Our guide to this new world is Blind Huber, loosely based on the eponymous eighteenth-century beekeeper whose fifty-year obsession uncovered most of what we know today about the hive. Guy Barash derived his structural/textural palette for this piece from the geometry of the beehive and the sonic environment within and around it. For his video projections, Jared Handelsman has documented a yearlong cycle of honeybees around the Catskill Mountains.