In a career spanning fifty years, Barry Carl has reinvented himself, happily and perhaps improbably a number of times. In his most recent incarnation, he is a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner. Core Energetics is a body-oriented psychotherapeutic modality. Barry was certified in 2012 upon graduation from the Core Energetics Institute of New York following a rigorous four-year training program. He practices in the New York area, with offices in Manhattan and West Nyack, New York. He is also a Certified Exceptional Marriage Mentor – a form of couples counseling that he practices with his wife of 29 years, Liz Carl, LCSW. They have been working together as a ‘couple helping couples’ since 2005, following their training as EM Mentors. They have taught EMM in New York and at the Core Energetics Institute of Mexico. This next year will see them teaching EMM in London and Holland as well. Barry is also on the teaching faculty for the Nyack Living Core program in Nyack, New York.
Barry and Liz have also developed “Launching the Exceptional Marriage” training seminars for premarital and early-marriage couples, which they teach on a regular basis in New York and around the country.
The leap from full-time musician to therapist is not as improbable as it may look. Barry has been interested in various healing modalities for decades. The interest began after a disastrous surgery he underwent as a teen, when he met a ‘hands-on’ healer that helped him recover from some of the aftereffects of the surgery. Since then he has researched deeply into various vibrational sciences and bodywork, all the while on a parallel track with his busy music and acting career.
Since leaving Rockapella in 2002, when Barry made the decision to stop touring and be with his family, he has made self-development the centerpiece of his life. His current work is a natural result of his motivation and deep commitment to self-realization and service to others.
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Barry is an actor, singer, voice-over artist, composer, teacher and writer with extensive experience onstage, on-camera and in the recording studio. His commercial credits include national and international work in voice-overs, promos, theatrical trailers, character voices and jingles for TV and radio, book narration, on-camera work, point-of-purchase campaign spots, animation, in-house industrial narration, and CD-ROM and film narration. He is represented exclusively by the Abrams Artists Agency.
Barry’s experience extends deeply into the musical realm. With his skill in linguistics, Barry has sung opera and recital repertoire in thirteen languages, and has been in plays and musicals both on and off Broadway as well as operettas and musical reviews. In 2005 he appeared in the New York production of the new opera “Grendel”, directed by Julie Taymor, and made a featured cameo appearance in the independent film “Shut Up And Sing”, directed by Bruce Leddy. He made another cameo appearance in 2009 in the Will Ferrell comedy “The Other Guys.” Most recently he can be heard but not seen on the soundtracks of the films “Nine” and “Moonrise Kingdom”.
For nearly fifteen years his resplendent basso was the foundation upon which the popular a-cappella group Rockapella built their intricate melodies of rock and roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, with fifteen albums and numerous compilations to his credit. For five seasons he was featured daily with Rockapella on the Peabody Award-winning PBS game show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" where he amused and informed audiences with contestant introductions, musical clues, and on-camera characters. He currently performs with XRP, a quartet made up of the original members of Rockapella. Both Barry and XRP can be heard on a DVD of all-new songs for Schoolhouse Rock, one of which he composed with Sean Altman. The Contemporary A Cappella Society of America named him ‘The most influential bass singer of the last thirty years’. He has also contributed both his speaking and singing to a broad range of musical projects, from progressive rock albums like Jordan Rudess’ “Feed the Wheel”, to contemporary symphonic, operatic, and chamber music. He has released a solo CD of both original and classical works.
Barry has performed in Asia, South America and Europe, as well as in every state in the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii. He taught Master Classes in voice at the American School in Salzburg, Austria, and occasionally teaches and coaches vocal groups at A Cappella conventions around the country. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in performance. He teaches singing and voice over technique when his schedule permits.