Music Composition, Performance, & Audio Production
Brian Belet lives in northwestern Oregon (USA) with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett. His music is recorded on audio CDs published by Capstone, Centaur, Frog Peak Music, IMG Media, Innova, New Ariel Recording, PARMA Recordings (Navona and Ravello imprints), SWR Music/Hänssler Classic, and the University of Illinois 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. Dr. Belet retired from San Jose State University as Emeritus Professor of Music in 2020.
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 music 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, NYCEMF, SCI, CMS, & FEMF conferences/festivals). Please see "Compositions" tab above for details.
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, where he was honored as President's Scholar in 2017. Belet holds membership in the Society of Composers, Inc. [SCI] and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS]. His music is licensed through Broadcast Music, Inc. [BMI].
SoundProof in performance. Patricia Strange (violin), Stephen Ruppenthal (trumpet/flugelhorn), B. Belet (viola, bass, Kyma).
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, outside Sherwood, Oregon. March 2021.