Composer - Performer - Sound Designer

System of Shadows included on Stephen Ruppenthal's new CD

(Ravello Records, RR7954, March 2017)

News and Current Events:

My new CD - Sufficient Trouble - has been released by PARMA Recordings on their Ravello Records imprint label on July 14, 2017 (RR 7969)

The CD includes music for solo instruments and Kyma processing (including Lyra, System of Shadows, Summer Phantoms: Nocturne, (Disturbed) Radiance, and Still Harmless [BASS]ically), two live musique concrète collages (Name Droppings and Sea Lion Mix), and three one-minute miniatures (including Remembering Allen). Marianne Bickett painted the original watercolor for the CD cover art.

Explore the PARMA CD website for added content.

SPLICE Festival 2018, January 26-27, 2018

I am have been invited to premiere my new composition Loose Canon (for three instruments and Kyma) with the SPLICE Ensemble at this festival in January 2018. I will also present a related paper which addresses the technical and aesthetic issues of the composition. The event will take place at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Loose Canon is written for any three instruments and interactive Kyma processing. The SPLICE Ensemble consists of Sam Wells (trumpet), Keith Kirchoff (piano), and Adam Vidiksis (percussion). The festival program is now posted online.

Don Buchla Memorial Concert, San Francisco, CA - April 2017

Stephen Ruppenthal and I premiered our newest composition A Strange Diversion, for Buchla
synthesizer and Kyma, on April 23 on the second day of this memorial concert event. Composed in
2017, this is the first work in our new BuchKyma Sequence. The performance occurred at the
Gray Area / Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St., San Francisco, CA.
   A fixed media version of this composition was performed as part of the VU 2 festival in Park City, Utah,
July 18, 2017.

New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival [NYCEMF 2017] - June 2017

Stephen Ruppenthal and I performed our composition
Tessalation Rag
(two voices and Kyma) at this year's festival. We performed
on Sunday, June 25, 8 pm at the Abrons Art Center, NYC.

"The Electroacoustic Piano" - Keith Kirchoff, piano - February 2017

Keith Kirchoff performed Summer Phantoms: Nocturne, piano and electronics, at San Jose State University, CA, February 14, 2017.


Brian Belet