Artist Bio

Gary Kalar

(Bio as of July 2007)

Gary Kalar most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Mirror of the Invisible World during the 2006/2007 Season. He is originally from Minneapolis and has lived in Chicago since 1998. He studied composition at the Minnesota Center for Arts Education and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in sound design. A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed throughout the US and Europe on guitar, mandolin, cümbüs (fretless Turkish banjo), drums and percussion, and specializes in experimental Western and Ottoman/Turkish music, instruments and theory. He currently provides private musical instruction throughout the Chicago area and also performs and writes for Mucca Pazza and Lamajamal.

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