George Brunner

George Brunner

Director of Music Technology

George Brunner is a composer and performer, researcher/writer, recording engineer/producer and teacher. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. His most recent commissions include Summoning, for The Tempest Project CD, to be released on Pogus Productions Label (2008); an electroacoustic work for voice and cello commissioned by Monica Harte for Long Island Songs, a CD to be released by MSR Classics Label (2008); a one-minute electronic work commissioned by Vox Novus for 60x60 (2008); a substantial electroacoustic work commissioned with Residency by Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges – IMEB (spring 2009); and his first opera, Delete, commissioned by Remarkable Theater Brigade for performance at Carnegie Hall (fall 2009).

Brunner has produced leading composers in the electroacoustic world, including Morton Subotnick (with whom he studied at Cal Arts), John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Dick, Charles Dodge, Jon Appleton, Noah Creshevsky and James Mobberley; international artists including Jean Claude Risset, Lars Gunnar Bodin and Sten Hanson; and the directors of IMEB Françoise Barriere and Christian Clozier. An authority on text sound, he has received research grants from the American Scandinavian Foundation and the Svenska Institutet of Sweden to write a book on text sound composition.