Carlos Surinach was a Catalan Spanish-born composer and conductor. He composed three ballet scores for the esteemed choreographer Martha Graham: ‘Embattled Garden’ (1958), ‘Acrobats of God’ (1960) and ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ (1978). He also composed for the Joffrey Ballet (‘Feast of Ashes’). Surinach also orchestrated part of Isaac Albéniz's Piano suite ‘Iberia’.
Surinach's renowned Concerto For String Orchestra was adopted by Val Caniparoli for the ballet ‘Death of a Moth’. G. Shirmer presents the study score of the Concerto.