|From Bachian roots a la Wendy Carlos, to musique concrete a la Pierre Schaeffer, right up to new abstract synthetic worlds, Barry Schrader, founder of SEAMUS (Society Electro Acoustic Music United States) transports alien otherworlds into your listening zone on E.A.M.(Electro Acoustic Music). It’s a mystic convergence of smooth, spacebound electronics, dreamy rhythms, drifting textures, and environmental arrangements that make for a captivating listen.
The New York Times
Barry Schrader can produce sounds that genuinely surprise with their virtuosity and imagination.
by John Rockwell
Los Angeles Times
Schrader's music has fascinatingly subtle shifts of color and volume. The listener could wrap himself in a development of metallic sounds seamlessly transformed from speaker to speaker, a delicate but penetrating pulsation of notes woven with a music-box effect, or a melange of dizzying, sliding, wind rushing patterns that make the revving-up of a jet plane seem demure.
by Melody Peterson
American Music Center New Music Box
Barry Schrader's electro-acoustic works from the past 15 years are often joyous and always musical, combining unyielding repetition ... and shimmering soundscapes. Schrader's epic “Triptych" makes timbre a more aggressive quality of sound, setting it on an equal plane with the pitch and rhythmic transformations that usually inform his work, shifting the listener's attention smoothly between these three traits.
by American Music Center New Music Box
Schrader has a unique ability to generate high-energy music.
by American Cinematographer