Erich Barganier is a composer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida. He focuses on writing modern classical works and experimental electronic music that explores microtonality, extended techniques, unique melodic interplay, generative processes, and algorithmic phrasing. His compositions have been performed live or as installations across the world in cities such as New York City, London, Minsk, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur and have been recorded on Nebularosa Records and Janus Music and Sound.
Erich studied composition and theory under Mark Dancigers while attending New College of Florida. Upon graduating, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and taught at Belarus State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk while collecting regional folk songs and performing music across Eastern Europe. During this time, Erich helped organize various classical ensembles and led workshops aimed at teaching jazz theory and improvisation techniques. This experience shaped him as an educator and led to further lectures centered on the creation of electronic music at a TED talk and courses focused on music theory and instrumental technique.
Upon returning to the United States, his music has been featured at SPECTRA 2016 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), commissioned by New York City’s NOW Ensemble and was a featured artist and composer at the 2017 International Florida Toy Piano Festival.
He continues to collaborate with musicians and artists internationally.