Music Composition, Performance, & Audio Production
Brian Belet lives in northwest Oregon (USA), with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett. He performs with the ensemble SoundProof using Kyma, viola, and bass (see photo below). His music is recorded on the Capstone, Centaur, Frog Peak Music, IMG Media, Innova, New Ariel Recording, PARMA/Ravello, SWR Music/Hänssler Classic, and the University of Illinois CD labels; with research published in Contemporary Music Review, Organised Sound, Perspectives of New Music, Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, and Proceedings of the International Web Audio Conference.
Brian Belet earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990, with an emphasis on algorithmic composition and software synthesis, and a minor area covering the history of tunings and temperaments. His dissertation analyzed several compositions by James Tenney from the 1980s.
Belet's compositions, for acoustic and electro-acoustic media, have been widely performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia (including several ICMC, SEAMUS, EMM, KISS, NYC-EMF, and SCI conferences/festivals).
Dr. Belet held faculty positions at San Jose State University [SJSU] (San Jose, California, 1994-2020), Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts, 1990-94), Black Hills State University (Spearfish, South Dakota, 1987-89), and Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, 1985-86). He retired from SJSU as Emeritus Professor of Music in 2020, after being previously honored as President's Scholar in 2017.
Analog tape loop, constructed in the
Clark University Electronic Music Studios,
(Yes, it really worked!)