Brian Belet lives in Campbell, California, with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett (www.mariannarts.biz).
He performs with the ensemble SoundProof using Kyma, viola, and bass. His music is recorded on the Centaur, Capstone, IMG Media, Innova, Frog Peak Music, and the University of Illinois CD labels; with research published in Contemporary Music Review, Organised Sound, Perspectives of New Music, and Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference. To finance this real world Belet works as Professor of Music at San Jose State University.
COMPOSITIONS & RESEARCH
Recent Compositions and primary performances
All compositions licensed through Broadcast Music, Inc. [BMI]
Summer Phantoms: Nocturne, piano and fixed electronics, 2011
Performed at ICMC 2014, Athens, Greece (Sept. 2014).
Sea Lion Mix
Computer processed sea lion & human sounds, 2009
Performed at New Horizons Music Festival, Truman State University, MO (Oct. 2014).
System of Shadows
Trumpet & Flugelhorn and Kyma processing, 2007
Performed at SCI Region VIII Conference, Tacoma, WA (March 2014).
More details and updates: www.BeletMusic.com
1) Real-time computer systems for composition and performance.
“System of Shadows, an interactive performance environment for trumpet/flugelhorn and Kyma.” (co-authored with Stephen Ruppenthal)
Proceedings of the 2010 International Computer Music Conference, pp. 34-40. International Computer Music Association, 2010.
“Live performance interaction for humans and machines in the early twenty-first century: one composer’s aesthetics for composition and performance practice.”
Organised Sound, Vol. 8, No. 3, December 2003. Cambridge University Press. pp. 305-312.
“Compositional and programming issues within Lyra, a fully interactive performance environment for violin and Kyma system.”
Proceedings of the 2003 International Computer Music Conference. International Computer Music Association, 2003. pp. 91-94.
“Using Kyma as a live interactive performance environment”
Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies [CNMAT], UC Berkeley, CA, November 2007.
2) Contemporary theories of formal design and microtonal pitch space.
Published article: “Theoretical and formal continuity in James Tenney’s music”
Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, Routledge, February 2008, pp. 23-45.
3) Emerging technology and its impact on society. Lecture-demonstration presented at Re-Imagine Media Conference, Modesto, CA, March 2008. “Emerging Media Implications in Music: Cool Tech. vs. Artistic Relevance”
Sabbatical leave from SJSU for the Fall 2014 semester = composing time!
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Paper accepted for IRCAM conference - January 2015
"Birds of a Feather (Les Oiseaux de Même Plumage): Dynamic Soundscapes using Real-time Manipulation of Locally Relevant Birdsongs"
Co-authored with William Walker, PhD, Senior Manager, Mozilla Corporation.
1st Web Audio Conference / IRCAM & Mozilla, Paris, France / January 26-28, 2015 / http://wac.ircam.fr/
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Founding member of the SoundProof performance ensemble (Patricia Strange, violin; Stephen Ruppenthal, trumpet; B. Belet, computer processing, viola, & bass), 2009 – present.
Our next tour will be Autumn 2015, in New England. Planning and event booking is underway.
Details and updates: www.BeletMusic.com