Director of Music Technology, Adjunct Lecturer.
George Brunner is a composer and performer, researcher/writer, recording engineer/producer and teacher. His music has been performed throughout the United States, in Europe, Asia, and South America. Brunner has been composer-in-residence in 1996, 1998, 2001 at EMS (Electroacoustic Music Studios) in Stockholm, Sweden and in 2001 also at Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm (Royal College of Music in Stockholm), Sweden. A recent recipient of research grants from the American Scandinavian Foundation and the Svenska Institutet of Sweden, he is at present writing a book on Text Sound Composition and is considered an authority on the subject.
In February, 2005 Brunner was invited to participate in the SPARK Festival at the University of Minnesota where he presented a paper, Text Sound: Interlingua, Intermedia and Electronica; and, had a concert of Pianelan, a quasi-electroacoustic music work for piano, voice and flute.
In Spring 2004 Brunner was commissioned to write a percussion piece for Morris Lang (plus ensemble). The Elixir of the Central Fire for timpani soloist and 3 percussionists plus CD playback had its first performance at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland in June 2004 as part of the first International Percussion Music Festival in Dublin.
In April 2004, Brunner presented Constellation 2: Fragile Light for soprano, flute, percussion and live electronics at The International Electroacoustic Music Festival at Brooklyn College, New York and at The New Music Days Festival sponsored by Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.
In January/February 2003, Mr. Brunner was composer-in-residence at the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (France) and composed Within/Without, an electroacoustic work commissioned by the IMEB and designed for LE CYBERNEPHONE, a 20-60 speaker, multi-dimensional sound diffusion system. The work was premiered at Festival Synthese 2003 Bourges, France at the Palais Jaques-Coeur.
In June of 2003, Brunner completed Union for percussion trio. The work was commissioned by the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin Ireland and was first presented at The University of Dublin June 2003 and again in San Sebastien, Spain.
In May 2002, Mr. Brunner was Co-Director of the first Electroacoustic Music Festival in Istanbul, Turkey sponsored by Istanbul Bilgi University. Istanbul Bilgi University commissioned Brunner to write an interactive work for the festival based upon spoken text (in Turkish and English) and field recordings of the sounds of the City of Istanbul.
In 2002 Mr. Brunner received a commission to create an all electronic score for sixteen 45 minute radio programs on Sound Poetry for the Radio/Radio program, London England; Martin Spinelli, producer.