Composer - Performer - Sound Designer
Stephen Ruppenthal, flugelhorn (& trumpet)
performing System of Shadows at SEAMUS 2009
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
'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.
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.
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
KISS 2015 photos by Belinda Carr, official symposium photographic artist.
Dick Robinson, Bill Walker, & B Belet
(after supper pose), Decatur, GA - April 6, 2016
Lecture-Demo, KISS 2015. Explaining algorithms
within Still Harmless [BASS]ically. August 2015.
View up to the Pompidou Centre from IRCAM's
basement conference space.
painting by Marianne Bickett
© 2009 Marinne Bickett, All Rights Reserved
IRCAM calendar (posted outside front door) listing the
Int'l. Web Audio Conference, January 2015
Demonstrating Still Harmless [BASS]ically
algorithms at KISS 2015.
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
Patricia Strange, violin