Andrew Byrne

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Andrew Byrne is an Australian composer based in New York. His music has been described as "beautifully constructed, tautly focused music" (Fanfare Magazine), "a delirious swoon: somehow lush and minimal, soothing and ominous" (Studio 360, WNYC Radio) and "Imagine Ligeti's Etudes having had a little too much to drink with Conlon Nancarrow as the designated driver" (Gramophone Magazine).He is the Artistic Director of Symphony Space, one of New York's pre-eminent performance venues, as of September 2014. Previously, Dr. Byrne was Director of Festivals and Special Projects at Carnegie Hall.  He studied with Jonathan Kramer and Fred Lerdahl in the 1990s and received his DMA in composition in 1998 with Fred Lerdahl as sponsorYou can find more about his work here.

"Force": a study of polyrhythm
Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition