Born in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Described as “sumptuous” (Los Angeles Times), “minutely crafted” (Chicago Tribune) and “spellbinding” (New York Times), Marcos Balter’s music is primarily rooted in experimental manipulations of timbre and hyper-dramatization of live performance. With recent appearances at Carnegie Hall, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices and Sala São Paulo, his upcoming projects include collaborations with Bill T. Jones, yMusic, International Contemporary Ensemble, Deerhoof and Sound Icon. Winner of Harvard’s Fromm Composition Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Tanglewood/Leonard Bernstein and Civitella Ranieri Foundations, he is an Associate Professor of Music Composition at Montclair State University/New Jersey. He currently lives in New York City.