is a composer/performer who has had a long association (since the 1970s) with Lentz’s music, performing with Lentz’s groups on the West Coast and on four European tours. Eister, who has a Ph.D. in music composition from UC Santa Barbara, studied composition with Edward Applebaum, Peter Fricker, Emma Lou Diemer, and Daniel Lentz. Eister’s compositions have been performed and/or recorded by the Emerson String Quartet, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival Orchestra, Just Strings, the USC New Music Ensemble, the Cuesta Master Chorale, the San Luis Obispo Symphony, glass harmonicist Dennis James, flautist Fred Lau, percussionist Doug Ovens, the Synchronia new music ensemble of St. Louis, Nancy Nagano and Kyomi Kato, singers Jacalyn Kreitzer, Jonathan Mack, and many others. In 2002, the Kreitzer/Davies/Nagano Trio performed his monodrama Like Writing on Water at Carnegie Hall. His Quintet for Glass and Strings is available from Sony Classical Records.