Born in New York City, Barry Ganberg graduated from City University of New York with degrees in Music and Psychology. He further studied music and composition with John Corigliano, baritone horn with Jack Hyatt and voice with Sylvia Friedrich.
For 35 years he has performed, composed and worked with many choreographers, musicians, dance and theatre companies including The National Center for Performing Arts, China, Ballet de San Marcos, Peru, Adugna, Ethiopia, Ecole Des Sables, Senegal, AURA Dance Theatre, Lithuania, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, Christopher Bruce, Robert Cohan, Marc Almond and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Current compositions include a score for The Royal Shakespeare Company Translation Folio project production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. This in conjunction with the NCPA, China Directed by Tim Supple.
The development of a new score for “Lives of Clay”, a new work of dance, music, theatre and a half ton of clay by Vidya Thirunarayan, to tour the UK and India.
He continues to develop research into the roots of multicultural music and vocal work, with projects drawing from a variety of cultures such as Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, India and South America.