Stephen Ruppenthal, flugelhorn (& trumpet)
performing System of Shadows at SEAMUS 2009
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
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.
KISS 2015 photos by Belinda Carr, official symposium photographic artist.
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
View up to the Pompidou Centre from IRCAM's
basement conference space.
painting by Marianne Bickett
© 2009 Marinne Bickett, All Rights Reserved
'Straight, No Chaser' jazz quartet, ca. 1986, Spearfish, South Dakota
(L-R) Bob Moye, B. Belet, Jim Cargill, Janeen Larsen
IRCAM calendar (posted outside front door) listing the
Int'l. Web Audio Conference, January 2015
SoundProof supper at our rented house, Bozeman, MT. KISS 2015. August 2015. L-R: Belinda Carr, Pat Strange, & Stephen Ruppenthal
Patricia Strange, violin
Our British Airways 787 Dreamliner in San Jose; & Marianne at the Greenwich Prime Meridian.
J. Harrison's 1736 clock H1 (still running), Greenwich; & Leicester at sunset.
Lecture-Demo, KISS 2015. Explaining algorithms
within Still Harmless [BASS]ically. August 2015.
Demonstrating Still Harmless [BASS]ically
algorithms at KISS 2015.
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.
Composer - Performer - Sound Designer