Daniel Barry's stellar work has been recognized with a Fulbright scholarship, allowing him to serve as composer-in-residence in the music department of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas near Sao Paulo in Brazil during 2011-20112. Barry says, 'This honor helps validate my work over the last two decades and also serves to perpetuate new efforts. The opportunity for an in depth exchange of musical ideas with master musicians from various regions of Brazil is about as good as it gets for me musically."
The sound and style . . . is difficult to pin down, partly because it switches continually from one influence to another. Sometimes it sounds like folk music from the Old Country, other times like a sort of sophisticated modern gypsy music, and again like some Caribbean or South African High Life music. The writing is fresh and imaginative, and has a hip, tongue-in-cheek sort of style that sets it apart from most of the similar efforts of the “third stream” period.
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