Graduate Student Recital: Brandon J. Rolle, Composition

Event Date: 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Room 1145
  • Music Building

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Brandon J. Rolle
Graduate student Brandon J. Rolle will present a PhD Music Composition Lecture Recital on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. This Lecture Recital will be a presentation of Rolle's research, approach, and techniques of composition, demonstrated by a number of live performances, including works for string quartet (Kristina Tsanova, Catherine Patton, Jordan Warmath, Thomas Lin), piano and electronics (Marc Evans), and viola and live electronics (Jordan Warmath, Brandon Rolle). Examples from Rolle's fixed-media and multimedia works will be shown, as well, including excerpts from his audio-video collaboration with Christopher Richmond, Hyperway. The event will last one hour.

About the Artist

Composer Brandon J. Rolle’s music embodies a spirit of innovation, fueled by curiosity and informed by both classical and experimental  traditions. Incorporating psychoacoustics, sonology, and computer programming into his creative process, his works employ a rarified and singular sound world that fuses old and new, structure and chaos, perception and deception. His diverse output includes orchestral, chamber, electro-acoustic, and intermedia music, which have been performed at festivals and concerts of new music across the United States and Europe.
In addition to his own creative work, Rolle is a conductor interested in promoting the works of living composers, and is a dedicated educator with experience both in teaching the traditional music curriculum, as well as developing new courses. His has presented his work and research at Universities both in the United States and abroad, and his 2019-2020 schedule includes a number of collaborations, commissions, and residencies. Since 2019, Rolle is the founding Artistic Director and Head of Composition of the Impulse New Music Festival.
Rolle has studied Composition with Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, Joel Feigin, and Clarence Barlow. He holds degrees in guitar and political science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Arts in Music Composition from Mills College. He is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches as Composition Associate in the College of Creative Studies.
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Brandon J. Rolle