Brendan Faegre

composer, percussionist

fragile twisted inharmonic

Premiere of "fragile twisted inharmonic" at Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2014.
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fragile twisted inharmonic Video

Video is now online from the premiere of fragile twisted inharmonic at the 2014 Gaudeamus Muziekweek. This composition explores the sonic environment of Nine Inch Nails' 1999 album "The Fragile". Watch it here.
October 2014

DKBB Commission

The David Kweksilber Big Band is commissioning a new work to be premiered at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, April 2015. The work will take as its starting point Anthony Braxton's innovative ideas about notation and improvisation from his 1988 book Composition Notes, Volume C. Check events for more details.
September 2014

Edge Ensemble @ Ostadetheater

The Edge Ensemble will present their full program "Six Views from the Edge" in Amsterdam on 22 November at the Ostade Theater as part of its Anniversary Weekend. See events for tickets and more info.
September 2014

Debut Orchestra Commission

The Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra is commissioning a new work from Faegre for premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in November. The work (Dirt to Gold) is inspired by the music and ideas of Beck Hansen. More details on the events page.
May 2014

New Teaching Page

A page describing Faegre's background and beliefs as a music teacher is now part of the website. Check it out here.
April 2014

Edge Ensemble Gaudeamus Residency

The Brendan Faegre Edge Ensemble will serve as Gaudeamus Ensemble-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 season. In this context they will give 4 concerts throughout the year, and premiere 6 new compositions written for them by young composers from around the world: Auznieks, Biedenbender, Faegre, Roos, Ushijima, and Virzi. For more details see the Edge Ensemble Facebook page.
February 2014

Ensemble Klang Commission

Ensemble Klang is commissioning a new work to be premiered at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in September 2014. More details will be posted under events as they become available.
November 2013

Edge Ensemble Commissions

The Edge Ensemble has commissioned new works from 6 young composers, to be premiered in the 2014-2015 season. Watch the Edge Ensemble page for more info as the pieces come to life..
October 2013

Nordic Affect Commission

November Music is commissioning a new work from Faegre for Icelandic historical performance ensemble Nordic Affect, to be premiered at November Music 2014 and TRANSIT Leuven 2014, and Dark Music Days 2015. This work will take the unique skills of historically informed performers and use them for making entirely contemporary music.
September 2013

Brightness of Light Video

Video is now posted from the premiere of The Brightness of Light at the 2013 Lake George Music Festival. This work celebrated Georgia O'Keeffe's Lake George legacy. Watch it here.
September 2013