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Brett Carson
pianist, composer
Brett Carson explores the dynamic intersection of materials and the exploration of myth through his compositions, at once volatile and highly structured. Using architectural elements borrowed from composers such as Braxton, Cage, and Messiaen, and deriving inspiration from such fields as mysticism and science, his work aims toward the deconstruction of a musical and linguistic reality, to be reassembled in a way that is fragmented though still recognizable.

A native of Georgia, Brett became active in Atlanta's experimental music scene while working in more conventional contexts, particularly as a jazz pianist. He became a part of the Bay Area new and improvised music scene in 2012, and has performed and/or recorded with a number of musicians including Bill Baird, Brian Baumbusch, Nicolas Collins, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Rent Romus, and William Winant. Recent projects include the jazz/improvisation group Quattuor Elephantis, a mytho-dramatic song cycle "Mysterious Descent", and the 2017 premiere of his one act play, "Mary's Dilemma, or That Sinking Feeling." He holds an MA in Composition from Mills College, where he studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, Les Stuck, Joan Jeanrenaud, and Robert Schwartz.
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 3 2019 8:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #8: Winant directs John Zorn's COBRA
A super rare Zorn-authorized public performance of his seminal game piece, COBRA, performed by an all-star Bay Area band, conducted by William Winant.
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Michiko Theurer, violin
Danielle DeGruttola, cello
Allyson Baker, guitar
John Schott, guitar
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto
Brett Carson, keyboard
Miles Wick, electric bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Nava Dunkelman, percussion
Jordan Glenn, drums
Jason Levis, drums
Madalyn Merkey, electronics  More...
CDs on which Brett Carson appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Brett Carson Mysterious Descent
Artist: Brett Carson
Title: Mysterious Descent
Label: Self Produced n/a
Label page on this site: Self Produced
Self Produced n/a
Noertker's Moxie druidh penumbrae
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: druidh penumbrae
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4175
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4175
Noertker's Moxie & The Melanchoholics Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie & The Melanchoholics
Title: Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4167
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4167
Noertker's Moxie Simultaneous Windows (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 3)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Simultaneous Windows (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 3)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4162
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4162
Brett Carson's Quattuor Elephantis Quattuor Elephantis
Artist: Brett Carson's Quattuor Elephantis
Title: Quattuor Elephantis
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4157
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4157