Composer & Conductor
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 the creative process, his works employ 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 is a dedicated educator with experience both in teaching the traditional music curriculum, as well as developing new courses. His research has been presented at Universities and Festivals in the United States and abroad, and this 2019-2020 includes a number of upcoming collaborations with departments of music around the country.
Since 2019, Rolle is the founding Artistic Director and Head of Composition for the IMPULSE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL .
He is based in Los Angeles, California where he serves as Modern Music Writer for NewClassic.LA, and teaches composition at the California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley. Rolle's compositions and photography are published by Precious Noise Music.
Listen & Watch
Celebrating my friend and algorithmic music pioneer Clarence Barlow's 70th birthday, für Klarenz explores how the ordinary can be magnified and stretched into remote sound worlds that are somehow eerily familiar.
- April 4, 2020 -
Bloomsburg University Community Orchestra
Composer-in-Residence with BUCO under Maestro Tedford.
Includes masterclasses with their students and commission of new work for Spring 2020.
- March 11, 2020 -
Cal Poly State University, Pomona
Directing Composition masterclass and presentation with Mari Kimura.
- February 20 - 22, 2020 -
Black House New Music Workshop
Resident Conductor for the BHNM workshop at OhMyEars! Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Coaching and conducting premieres of new works by workshop composers.
- September, 2019 -
Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, New York
Artist in Residence with collaborator Joel Feigin on creating the live electronics for his opera, Outcast at the Gates.
- September, 2019 -
Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania
Artist in Residence, lecture and masterclass with Bloomsburg University students.
- August 2019 -
Impulse New Music Festival
Artistic Director and Head of Composition at the inaugural Impulse New Music Festival
- June 4, 2019 -
University of California, Santa Barbara
Director & conductor of reading session of UCSB doctoral composers with the UCSB Chamber Orchestra.