Composer - Performer - Sound Designer

Brian Belet

System of Shadows included on Stephen Ruppenthal's new CD

(Ravello Records, RR7954, March 2017)

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CD - Sufficient Trouble - released by PARMA Recordings on their Ravello Records imprint label, July 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

Loose Canon (for three instruments and Kyma, 2017) was premiered by the SPLICE Ensemble at this festival on January 27, 2018. I also presented a related paper which addressed the technical and aesthetic issues of the composition. The festival was hosted by 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 posted online.

EM | 3 Concert, Ball State University - February 2018

A Strange Diversion, for Buchla synthesizer and Kyma (co-composed by Stephen Ruppenthal and myself),
was performed (fixed media mix) on the EM | 3 Concert, Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University,
Muncie, IN, on February 6, 2018.

BEAMS Festival, Brandeis University - March 2018

The SPLICE Ensemble will perform Loose Canon again at the BEAMS Festival, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA on March 16, 2018.

 SEAMUS 2018 - March 2018

Stephen Ruppenthal and I will perform A Strange Diversion at this year's annual conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS 2018], March 29, 2018 (Thursday afternoon concert). The conference will be hosted by the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

SJSU Composers Concert - April 2018

My 2016 brass quintet Three by Five will be 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 will showcase music by SJSU faculty composers, both current and past. Stephen Ruppenthal and I, joined by Sarah Jones (violin), will perform Allen Strange's Misty Magic Land (for any number of instruments and electronics).

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 last year's festival. We performed
on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Abrons Art Center, NYC.