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Born: 1953, Graz, AustriaHaas studied at the Musikhochschule in Graz, where he taught for many years. He also studied at Darmst├Ądt and IRCAM, and has been Professor of Composition at Columbia University since 2013.His music, which includes eight operas, eight string quartets, and a number of concertos, explores spectral developments and sonic experiments with microtones and overtones, and the dense micropolyphony of Ligeti.Further listening:de terrae fine (2001)Miranda Cuckson, viola (Urlicht)Limited approximations (2010)Concerto for 6 pianos in 12-tone tuningExperimentalstudio des SWR,Sylvain Cambreling (Neos)