Friday, August 26, 2016

New PARMA Artist: Brian Belet

Brian performing at KISS 2015 in Bozeman, MT
Composer, professor, and multi-instrumentalist Brian Belet has signed on to release an album of electro-acoustic chamber works with PARMA.

In addition to his primary work as an independent composer, Dr. Belet is currently a Professor of Music at San Jose State University.

Dr. Belet studied at the University of Illinois as a graduate student from 1982-1986 and earned his DMA in Musical Arts in Composition in 1990, including an emphasis on algorithmic composition and software synthesis.

Dr. Belet is a member of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS], Society of Composers, Inc. [SCI], and a charter member of the Electronic Music Foundation [EMF]. His research has been published in several publications including Contemporary Music Review and Perspectives of New Music, among others.

He is also a co-founder of  the ensemble SoundProof, where he works alongside violinist Patricia Strange and PARMA artist Stephen Ruppenthal on trumpet. With Soundproof, Dr. Belet plays bass, viola, and handles live computer processing including the Kyma sound design system.

Dr. Belet's album will be available on Ravello Records in 2017, but in the meantime his work can be heard on his website here. Welcome Brian!

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