Warren Burt born 10 October 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an Australian-based composer of American birth. He is known for composing in a wide variety of new music styles, ranging from acoustic music, electroacoustic music, sound art installations, and text-based music. Burt often employs elements of improvisation, microtonality, humour, live interaction, and lo-fi electronic techniques into his music.
Warren Burt attended the State University of New York, Albany (BA, 1971) and the University of California, San Diego (MA, 1975) before moving to Australia in 1975.
In 1986 he won the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award.
In 2007, he completed a Ph.D. thesis, "Algorithms, Microtonality, Performance: Eleven Musical Compositions" at the University of Wollongong.
Currently he lives in Daylesford, Victoria, and teaches at Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE and Box Hill Institute, Melbourne.
Six Preludes and Six Postludes to a Meeting with the Giant Murray Cod