Brendan Faegre

composer, percussionist

Dirt to Gold

Premiere of "Dirt to Gold" by the Debut Orchestra and Roger Kalia at LACMA.
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New Music Jam Trailer

A video trailer is now online for the Edge Ensemble's latest production: the New Music Jam. This project explores the language of contemporary composers through improvisation, with the first edition focusing on the music of Louis Andriessen and Giacinto Scelsi. Watch the trailer here.
October 2015

Dirt to Gold on WQXR's Q2

WQXR's contemporary music program Q2 is broadcasting a live performance of Dirt to Gold by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta two times this week. The program also features works by Steve Mackey, Shuying Li, Reinaldo Moya, and Luke Carlson. Tune in October 20th at 8pm (EST), October 25th at 12pm, or stream the audio yourself at this link.
October 2015

Music for Bars w/ SDH

Dutch percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag has commissioned Faegre to compose and curate a new project called Music for Bars for three percussionists and three dancers. It will explore bars as both social and sonic spaces, intentionally testing the boundaries of acceptable sounds, movements, and behaviors in a bar. The project will tour bars throughout the Netherlands in February 2016. See events for performance dates.
August 2015

NJSO Cone Institute

Faegre has been chosen to participate in the 2015 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. The program will culminate on July 16th with a concert by the NJSO premiering a new version of Dirt to Gold. For more details see the press release.
June 2015

Dirt to Gold @ Cabrillo

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music will premiere a new version of Faegre's Dirt to Gold this August through their Conductors/Composers Workshop. Learn more about the concert.
April 2015

NYYS First Music Commission

Faegre was selected for the New York Youth Symphony's First Music commission for next season. His new work for the orchestra will be premiered at Carnegie Hall on 29 May 2016. Read the full press release here.
March 2015

Edge Ensemble Trailer

A video trailer introducing The Brendan Faegre Edge Ensemble's new program Six Views from the Edge is now released. Meet the musicians, the six composers who were commissioned, and hear excerpts from the six new works. Watch the trailer.
January 2015

Dirt to Gold Video

Video is now available of the premiere performance of Dirt to Gold by Roger Kalia and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. Watch Dirt to Gold.
November 2014