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Biography

Barry Prophet is a Canadian composer, percussionist, installation artist and sculptor whose music has appeared in galleries, museums and theatres in Canada, United States and Europe.

Creating unique sounds since 1979, Prophet's percussion performance sculptures and micro tonally tuned glass lithophones have been featured on numerous recordings including his CD Crystal Bones ("Prophet gently blows the doors off our settled notions of timbre and tonality." The Globe and Mail, Robert Everett-Green) and more recently with guitarist William Beauvais in Invisible Cities.

Prophet’s outdoor interactive sound sculptures include A Gathering of Quivers at The Tree Museum (Ontario), Black Quiver at MacLaren Art Centre (Ontario), Synthecycletron – a seasonally permanent interactive electronic sound sculpture commissioned by New Adventures in Sound Art – for Toronto Island, and Sound Booth in W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery’s Ice Follies 2010 on the frozen Lake Nipissing, Ontario.

Prophet composes for contemporary dance and performs live improvisation using sound art, percussion, synthesizers and digital theremin with live processing. He has recently performed numerous times at a variety of venues, including Royal Ontario Museum and Audiopollination.

In 2015, Barry Prophet signed a deal with The Sublunar Society. Shortly afterwards Sound As Instrument & Art – Volume 1 and Sound As Instrument & Art – Volume 2 came out, whereas While You Were Sleeping was released in 2016. This year Sound As Instrument & Art – Volume 1-2 came out as a double CD. On the digital side Elusive Moving Parts, From the Margins and Elastic Labours have, this far, been released.

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