Composer - Performer - Sound Designer

Brian Belet

Lecture-Demo, KISS 2015. Explaining algorithms 
within Still Harmless [BASS]ically. August 2015.

A fun photo following the Kyma Workshop at New York University, New York, NY, October 4, 2014

Lonely ​Mountain​

View up to the Pompidou Centre from IRCAM's 
basement conference space.

Web Audio Conference [WAC 2015] - IRCAM & Mozilla
Paris, France, January 2015

KISS 2016, Leicester, UK - September 2016

A  collection of photos from my music world ....

Web Audio Conference 2016
Atlanta, GA - April 2016

Patricia Strange, violin
SoundProof​

'Straight, No Chaser' jazz quartet, ca. 1986, Spearfish, South Dakota
(L-R) Bob Moye, B. Belet, Jim Cargill, Janeen Larsen​

The 'Kyma Research Cadre' at ICMC 1991, 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Photo taken by unsuspecting passerby: 19 October 1991

Jim McManus and B. Belet hiking in the Swiss Alps, July 2003.

J. Harrison's 1736 clock H1 (still running), Greenwich; & Leicester at sunset.

KISS 2015, Bozeman, MT - August 2015

Photo Gallery

Janis Mercer (taking a picture of me taking a picture of her taking a picture of me taking a picture of her ...)
   Delta Juke Joint festival, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2009

Rehearsing Carla's Carousel with Virginie Viel; & performing with the Emergent Ensemble.

L-R: B. Belet  & Bill Walker at IRCAM

Dick Robinson, Bill Walker, & B Belet
(after supper pose), Decatur, GA - April 6, 2016

Doug Di Franco, Joel Chadabe, Carla Scaletti, Kurt Hebel, 
and B. Belet - Kyma Workshop at NYU, October 4, 2014​

Stephen Ruppenthal, flugelhorn (& trumpet)
performing System of Shadows at SEAMUS 2009
SoundProof​

'Stephen Ruppenthal'
  painting by Marianne Bickett​

​ © 2009 Marinne Bickett, All Rights Reserved

Photo Gallery

IRCAM calendar (posted outside front door) listing the 
Int'l. Web Audio Conference, January 2015

Demonstrating Still Harmless [BASS]ically 
algorithms at KISS 2015.

Photo from the past.....
Lonely Mountain, my first rock band. Promo photo, circa 1971:

(Standing, L to R) - Denis DeBoer, lead vocals and keyboard; B. Belet (yes, that's me!), bass and vocals.

(Kneeling, L to R) - Steve Flaig, drums; Bruce Neubert, guitar.

A memory note -- These gentlemen were (and still are, I presume) top-notch musicians. Denis had front-man charisma and tore up the Hammond B3 organ. Bruce was a magician on guitar - he could play any style of the day, and his solos were brilliant. To this day, Steve is the finest rock drummer I have worked with.

A great deal of my musical aesthetic was formed while performing as a part of Lonely Mountain, and finding this photo on the web was a moment of fond nostalgia.

(L-R) B. Belet, Carla Scaletti, Kurt Hebel, Lippold Haken, 
Bill Walker, Kelly Fitz, & Andrew Horner​

Our British Airways 787 Dreamliner in San Jose;  & Marianne at the Greenwich Prime Meridian.

SoundProof supper at our rented house, Bozeman, MT. KISS 2015. August 2015. L-R: Belinda Carr, Pat Strange, & Stephen Ruppenthal

Summer Jam at Kenny Putnam's house, Rapid City, SD June 2011.

Darcy Kuronen (piano), B. Belet (bass), Kenny Putnam (fiddle).

A grand time when long-time friends reunite in this way.