Brian Cook is a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he is pursuing an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Hartt School, where he studied music composition with Robert Carl, David Macbride, Steven Gryc, and Ken Steen. Brian’s music has been premiered by prominent performers such as flutist Eugenia Zukerman, and double bassist Robert Black of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. His work has received publicity from Composers Circle, NewMusicBox, and the Connecticut Historical Society Museum. Brian’s various projects have been featured at the 2012 Hartford New Music Festival, the 2013 National Student Electronic Music Event (N_SEME), the 2013 Private Works Festival, and the 2013 SEAMUS National Conference. In the fall of 2012, Brian was commissioned to create an interactive multimedia performance for the opening of the new Shaw Center, University of Hartford. Brian’s most recent multimedia work was an immersive dance performance, featuring seven dancers and a streamlined system for translating movement into sound. His most recent composition, commissioned by the Hartt Independent Percussion Performance Organization, featured a new method of interactive electronic sustain. In addition to being a young and upcoming composer, Brian is also a talented programer, improviser, and teacher.
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