Brian’s work explores boundaries and genres, blending high art and pop culture, opera and musical theater, choral works and contemporary a cappella.
As one of the original employees at Pixar Animation Studios who helped to create Toy Story and a long time performer in the concert halls and stages of San Francisco and New York, Brian has a singular perspective on the future of creative expression in an increasingly mediated world.
(Put more simply, Brian is equal parts computer dork, theater nerd, and band geek.)
The Google Variations
A series of choral works that use Google Translate technology to transform classic poems into new texts that retain echoes of the original, but with a modernist twist.
Death of a Playboy
An opera in miniature set at the graveside funeral of Hugh Hefner. An ex-playmate and beneficiary of Hugh’s generosity is asked to deliver a eulogy. Will she let her true feelings be known?
The Richter Scales
A webby award-winning a cappella group with a focus on irreverent, funny, and often twisted original songs.