Richard Barrett (1959) is a fellow of the Institute of Composing. Internationally active as both composer and improvising performer, he has collaborated with many leading performers in both areas, while developing works and ideas which increasingly leave behind the distinctions between them. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT which he formed with Paul Obermayer in 1986 (and its more recent octet version fORCH), composing for and performing with the ELISION contemporary music group since 1990, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble since 2003. He currently teaches at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, having previously held a professorship at Brunel University in London. His work as composer and performer is documented on over 25 CDs, including six discs devoted to his compositions and seven by FURT.