Topics in Recorded Music: The Electronic Avant Garde
M.F.A. Music/Sound, Bard College
B.A. Music, Wesleyan University
BiographyGuillermo E. Brown is a musician (drums, electronics, voice), multidisciplinary performer (theatre, text, movement)) and producer/composer. He was awarded a 2001 Artist-in-Residence and 2003 Van Lier Fellowship from Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center. Featured on over 25 recordings, he has performed or recorded with David S. Ware, William Parker, Matthew Shipp, Marlies Yearby, Rob Reddy, Roy Campbell Quartet, Spring Heel Jack, Anti-Pop Consortium, Anthony Braxton, DJ Spooky, El P, Carl Hancock Rux, Vernon Reid/DJ Logic's Yohimbe Brothers, Mike Ladd, George Lewis, Vijay Iyer, and Gordon Voidwell among others.
His albums include Soul at the Hands of the Machine, The Beat Kids’ Open Rhythm System, Black Dreams 1.0, …Is Arturo Klauft, and Handeheld. His one-man theater piece, Robeson In Space, premiered at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ 2005. His music performance work, Shuffle Mode, premiered at The Apollo in `08 and played in Seattle in January ’09. Current work includes his sound/music installation Crack Unicorns @ The Studio Museum in Harlem. The Beat Kids' Sound Magazine, performance piece SYRUP shown at The Kitchen and BiLLLL$.