Ori Barel’s music compositions explore electronic, electroacoustic and acoustic music. His creative work encompasses many sources of inspiration: algorithmic composition, improvisation, performance practice and various compositional procedures. His chamber music has been performed by various performers including: Seth Josel, Lucia Mense, Kacey Link, Eran Borovich, The Formalist Quartet, Ear Unit, Trio Kobayashi and Anne La Berge among others, in venues such as MOSA series (New York), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Ballhaus (Berlin), Santander Festival (Spain) and Beyond Baroque (Los Angeles). Ori is also a performer specializing in saxophone, electric guitar and live electronics.
He has performed his electronic pieces at various venues including: the Wulf, ICMC, Redcat, Center For New Music (San Francisco), Stanford University, Mills College, and UCSD among others. In addition he has created soundscapes and compositions for various installations by different artists in museums and galleries such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Museum and the Jerusalem Artists’ House. He holds a B.A. in music composition from UCLA, a Masters degree from California Institute Of The Arts, as well a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied with Clarence Barlow and Curtis Roads. He has released two solo albums with Centaur and Albany records.