Double Bass Composer
M E D I A
Check out Brent's interview on Contrabass Conversations!
The trailer for Composed by John Beder features footage of Brent preparing for a recent audition. The film focuses on issues of performance anxiety and Brent is a cast member.
N E W S
Big Edits in the Works!
Much has changed in the last two years since I wrote in this space. While dealing with minor overuse injuries related to a number of auditions I took in 2019, I decided to explore some other aspects of my musical personality. I discovered the wonderfully strange world of synthesizers and electronic music, and have been making forays into the world of composition. This has been a great way of finally uniting my love of all things Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and Bon Iver together with my classical training and deep knowledge of orchestral repertoire.
I have also worked to deepen my relationship with several incredible composers, The Blair Brothers, John Lilley, and Daniel Gallery. Mainly concerned with film scoring, the work I am doing here has been one of the big creative leaps forward in my career. I look forward to sharing my music and collaborations soon.
Lastly, I have also renewed my interest in arranging for basses, and have created a number of challenging and fun duets and quartets which I will be self-publishing in short order. A number of performances of these works are scheduled, including at the Pittsburgh Bass Symposium, Bassitoba, and on the forthcoming Bocini Tour with Ottava Imports.
E V E N T S
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
“A bassist of fine technical and musical abilities”
Edwin Barker, Principal Bass, Boston Symphony Orchestra
“His ability to communicate is really phenomenal.”
Hal Robinson, Principal Bass, Philadelphia Orchestra