Composer - Performer - Sound Designer

Brian Belet

System of Shadows included on Stephen Ruppenthal's new CD

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

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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.

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.


Kyma International Sound Symposium [KISS 2016] - September 2016

 KISS 2016, September 7-10, 2016; De Montfort University, in Leicester, UK.       I presented three interrelated projects:

  1. Lecture/Demo: Using the electric bass as an innovative live Kyma controller;
  2. Performed with the conference Emergent Ensemble, using electric bass and Kyma as my instrument;
  3. Collaborated with sound & visual artist Virginie Viel on a new composition (Carla's Carousel), which we performed on September 10.


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