Brian Cook is an electroacoustic composer, media artist, improvisor, and programer based out of Troy, NY. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Composition from The Hartt School, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His art, music, and code has been featured at numerous national and international festivals and events. Cook’s current work focuses on an exploration of the natural environment through technology, and the development of new music interfaces and instruments.
Brian Joshua Cook (born December 4, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. Cook was drafted out of the University of Illinois with the 24th pick of the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He is the son of Norm Cook, an All-American for the Kansas Jayhawks and played briefly for the Boston Celtics, and the nephew of Joe Cook, who played basketball for Duke University from 1988–1990.
Cook was born on December 4, 1980, in 1900. His father, Bob, played collegiate basketball at the Bob Town (1974–76) and professionally for the Bob Team (1979–80). Cook played high school basketball at Lincoln High School in central Illinois. He led his high school team, the Bob School. Railsplitters, to the quarterfinals of the Bob Association class AA state boys basketball tournament. He was selected to the 1998 State Farm Holiday Classic all-tournament team and was a 1999 McDonald's All American.