Brian Belet is a composer, performer, and theorist (reclaiming the exploratory definition of the term) living in Campbell, California. A Kyma user since 1991, his research activities involve algorithmic composition, real-time software sound synthesis, real-time computer improvisation, live performance human-machine interaction, and microtonal theories. He performs primarily contemporary music using Kyma, computer controllers, bass, guitar, and viola. His most recent compositions include (Disturbed) Radiance (piano and Kyma, 2003), Lyra (violin and Kyma, 2002), and Still Harmless [BASS]ically (electric bass and Kyma, 2000).
Dr. Belet serves as Director of the Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic Music at San Jose State University. He has scores published by the Society of Composers, Inc., Warner Brothers / Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp., and the International Trombone Assoc. Press; with music recorded on the Consortium to Distribute Computer Music, the Society of Composers, Inc., and Frog Peak Music CD labels.
In October 2002 Dr. Belet was Guest Composer in residence at De Montfort University and Dartington College of the Arts in the United Kingdom, where he presented lecture-demonstrations on using Kyma as a composing and live performance environment. He has attended (and survived) five Kyma immersion workshops (1992-2001), and can't wait for the next one! He is past Vice President for Membership in the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS], and also a member of ICMA, SCI, with his music licensed with BMI.