Composer - Performer - Sound Designer

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News and Current Events:

Pacific Rim: Three Preludes included on Jeffrey Jacob's new CD Contemporary Eclectic Music for the Piano, Vol. 15.

New Ariel Recordings, 2019.

System of Shadows included on Stephen Ruppenthal's CD

(Ravello Records, RR7954, 2017)
     Details: www.ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr7954

CD - Sufficient Trouble - released by PARMA Recordings on their Ravello Records imprint label, 2017 (RR 7969)

Brian Belet

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.


International Computer Music Conference / New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival  - June 2019

Loose Canon, for instrumental trio and interactive Kyma processing, was performed by the SPLICE Ensemble at ICMC/NYCEMF 2019. Concert #4 was presented on Monday, June 17, at 8pm, in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, New York University, New York, NY.




KISS 2018 - Kyma International Sound Symposium, Santa Cruz, CA - September 2018

Marianne Bickett and I presented our research project "Drawing Sound: Using a Wacom tablet
as an independent drawing surface while also controlling Kyma" on the morning of September
9 at KISS 2018. On the evening concert, Stephen Ruppenthal  and I performed our composition
A Strange Diversion
, for Buchla analog and Kyma digital synthesis instruments.YouTube video
link
of performance, recorded from the audience.





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SJSU Composers Concert - April 2018

My 2016 brass quintet Three by Five was premiered by the Brass Act
Quintet (Stephen Ruppenthal, lead trumpet) on April 10, 2018 at the
Hammer Theater in downtown San Jose, CA. This concert showcased
music by SJSU faculty composers, both current and past. Stephen
Ruppenthal and I, joined by Sarah Jones (violin), performed Allen Strange's
Misty Magic Land (for any number of instruments and electronics).





                                                                                                                                                                   Brass Act Quintet (l-r): Jason Park, Diane Ryan, 
                                                                                                                                                                 Michael Kuntz, Don Howe, & Stephen Ruppenthal


                                                                                                                              Photographs by Belinda Carr, © 2018