Born in Baltimore 1958, Macht graduated Bennington College in Music Composition. After studying traditional Javanese gamelan in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Macht began infusing his compositions with Southeast Asian percussion.
His diverse works have been performed by the U.S. Marine Band, The Peabody Trio, and The Nusantara Symphony Orchestra in Jakarta. He has composed for several dance companies, including the Martha Graham Dance Company. Macht’s orchestral work, “Delaware Rhapsody,” was commissioned and awarded a performance by the American Composers Forum and The Delaware Symphony.
He has received four Maryland State Arts Council Grants for Artistic Excellence in Music Composition. His two cds, “Suite for Javanese Gamelan and Synthesizer” (Dorian) and “Vishnu” (Innova) have been broadcast on radio, nationally and internationally. These broadcasts include NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Hearts of Space,” “Echoes,” and Dutch, German, and Australian national radio programs.