- Mark E. Perry
(b San Juan, PR, Sept 17, 1950). Puerto Rican composer. He studied composition with Rafael Aponte Ledée, receiving the B.A. degree from the University of Puerto Rico. In 1978, he earned a master’s degree in composition at Michigan State University, studying with Herbert Owen Reed, Jere Hutchinson, and David Liptak. In 2000, he completed a doctorate in composition from King’s College in London, under Silvina Milstein. He teaches composition at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. He is the former president of the National Association of Puerto Rican Composers. In Puerto Rico, he has received commissions from the Puerto Rico Symphony and the Casals Festival.
The early works of Cabrer are conservative compared to his generation in Puerto Rico and belong stylistically to neo-impressionism. La rota voz del agua (1982), which sets text by various poets for soprano, cello, percussion and guitar, explores the use of serial techniques. He employs atonality tempered with consonances in the orchestral works ...