Composer & Conductor
Composer Brandon J. Rolle’s creates wildly inventive music, incorporating psychoacoustics, sonology, and computer programming to help realize deeply-immersive sound worlds. His works combine traditional and contemporary methods, employing a singular language that investigates points of connection between 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, Dr. Rolle is a conductor who champions the works of living composers, and an educator with experience teaching both traditional and experimental music curriculum. Rolle is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Impulse New Music Festival, a non-profit that supports the creation and performance of new music by helping early-career artists develop critical creative and professional tools for a career in new music. An active member of the L.A. New Music Community, Rolle has been Modern Music Writer for NewClassic.LA, an artist photographer, and part of the teams at Equal Sound and Brightwork New Music.
Rolle is based in Los Angeles, California where he works as a composer and conductor, teaches a private studio of composition students, and is Music Theory and Ear Training Faculty at the COLBURN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. He has taught courses at UC Santa Barbara and California State University, Northridge, and has given presentations and masterclasses at Universities in California, Pennsylvania, and New York. Rolle holds a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MA from Mills College; his primary teachers Joel Feigin, Clarence Barlow, Pauline Oliveros, and Roscoe Mitchell. His music is registered with ASCAP and published by Precious Noise Music. Rolle is represented by BLACK TEA MUSIC.
LISTEN & WATCH
— Premiered Köln, Germany