Albert Behar is an award-winning composer of chamber, vocal, and electronic music. Albert has collaborated with Kronos Quartet, Contemporaneous, Europa Ritrovata and other ensembles. He draws upon American minimalism, French chanson, and baroque music, but moves in a propulsive rhythmic direction. His work has been heard at international venues including Cité de la Musique, Coudenberg Palace, The Stone, Art Basel Miami, Ojai Music Festival and SFJAZZ Center. As a film composer, Albert created original music for PBS, Showtime, ESPN, VICE, and MSNBC. His soundtracks have been featured at film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Calgary, Berlin, and Sydney. Behar also loves to design new musical interfaces such as megaphone helmets, tactile sound orbs, and heart-rate tempo controllers. Albert performs regularly as an accordionist in Albert et son Orchestre, The Bailsmen, and the Avalon Jazz Band.
Albert has received grants from the NY State Council for the Arts, ASCAP Foundation, Austrian Cultural Forum, and Brooklyn Arts Council. Albert graduated from New York University, where he earned degrees in Music Composition and French. He hails from Ojai, California, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.