Composer & Conductor 




Composer Brandon J. Rolle’s music is wildly inventive,  incorporating psychoacoustics, sonology, and computer programming to realize deeply-immersive sound worlds. Combining traditional and contemporary methods, 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 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 tools and techniques for musical expressionAn active member of the L.A. New Music Community, Rolle is Modern Music Writer for NewClassic.LA, an artist photographer, and part of the teams at Equal Sound and Brightwork New Music.

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Rolle is based in Los Angeles, California where he is a freelance composer and conductor, and teaches a private studio of composition students. He 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.



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— Premiered Köln, Germany

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 remain, somehow, eerily familiar.



Glitch Portraiture -Violin solo, Electronics, String Quartet New work for Video Art by Christopher Richmond -Multi-channel fixed media Purgatory, a one-act chamber opera on the play by Yeats -dramatic baritone, lyric tenor and chamber ensemble Outcast at the Gate -electronics for Joel Feigin's new opera


Afterward -for ukulele Call & Echo -for solo cello Focus Breathing -for orchestra Sovrimpressione, v.2 -for string quartet and live electronics Sovrimpressione -for string quartet Seagram Murals, No. x -for flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello Exposure Script, no.1, chamber reduction version -for chamber orchestra (2222; 2221; 2 perc; timp; strings) Exposure Script, no.1 -for orchestra (2222; 4331; 3 perc; timp; strings) für Klarenz -for piano and electronics (2-channel, 4-channel, and 6-channel versions available) Impulse -for viola and live electronics Child's Play Variations -for violin, flute, clarinet and percussion Prayer for Isla Vista -for viola, horn and piano Fugue for changes -for piano Residual Energies -for two electric guitars and live electronics for silence -for flute, viola, cello and percussion Be Comforted -for orchestra (2222; 4331; timp; strings) War in Reverse -for speaker, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, percussion, drum set, live electronics Projections, III: Beautiful Noise -for soprano solo Projections, II: Trumpet -for trumpet and live electronics Projections, I: Awaken Pierrot -for clarinet, prepared piano, dancer and live electronics Fractal Overture -for string quartet [reclines and starts to fade] -for just-intoned guitar and live electronics [nearly home] -for SATB mixed chorus Peace. -for five spoken voices Four Songs -for mezzo soprano, electric guitar and piano Duet -for clarinet and classical guitar


Strange Girl -for four spoken voices, vases, beads, four surface transducers and 2-channel audio Credo -for 2-channel fixed media Artifacts for Player Piano -for MIDI-enabled acoustic player piano, electronics and 2-channel audio Invisible Windows -for tele-performance of multiple sites, modular instrument configurations. Moment Structures -for tele-performance, multiple performers, twitter account


Hyperway -3-channel audiovisual work in collaboration with Christopher Richmond Rocksmith 2014 -Audio Composer, team lead; Ubisoft Studios, San Francisco Historically Black -U.C. Berkley School of Journalism Andie -24-Karat Fox Productions Roots, Thirds, Fifths -Off-Duty Productions


Cabaret -2-channel fixed media Let Down -2-channel fixed media


Jazz Suite: 3 More Moods from the West -for jazz combo (mixed instrumentation)
The Storm -for jazz band and string orchestra
Opaque -for trumpet, tenor sax, guitar, piano, double bass and drum set Said Quietly -for voice and jazz combo (mixed instrumentation; jazz band arrangement)
Brandon Bop -for jazz band



For more information, performance materials, and commissions,

please contact Black Tea Music at



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For commissions and promotion, Brandon J. Rolle is represented by Black Tea Music; contact:


Trudy Chantc [at]


Beth Holubbeth [at]

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