Release Date: May 1, 2011
Catalog #: NV5850
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Large Ensemble
String Quartet


Stephen Barber composer

Stephen Barber piano
Lucy Schaufer soprano
Darren Dyke steel drums
Tosca Strings; American Repertory Ensemble
The Boiler Makers; The Meridian Arts Ensemble

ASTRAL VINYL is a collection of the compositions of composer, arranger, performer and producer Stephen Barber. Barber’s remarkably original music draws an inner conversation free from constraints to create eclectic works that invite emotional involvement and provide fresh perspectives towards music. The works on this disc range from a piece for string quartet to a fanfare for brass ensemble to a piece for soprano, piano and steel drum trio, all of which are uniquely and brilliantly imaginative.


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Artist Information

Stephen Barber


Stephen Barber is an influential American voice with over 30 years of professional experience as a composer of concert and film music and an arranger, performer and producer for jazz, classical, popular and world music. From early beginnings in Abilene, Texas, his musical contributions encompass a varied list of the world's leading musicians and ensembles, including Joe Zawinul, Joe Henry, Keith Richards, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Ornette Coleman, T. Bone Burnett, Trakia (Bulgaria) folk ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber players from the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Boys Choir and Czech Radio Orchestra, to name a few.