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brittany j. green

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who is brittany j. green?

 

TL;DR

Brittany J. Green’s (b. 1991) work as a composer and educator is centered around her vision to create unique sounds, spaces, moments, and opportunities that engage audiences and challenge their thinking.  Her music explores the intersection between sound, movement, and poetry and finding new ways to define relationships between the three.  Her research and composition projects focus on designing gestural musical instruments, allowing movement to become a sound source instead of a reaction to sound. 

Brittany holds a BM in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is pursuing an MM in Music Composition and Theory at East Carolina University (ECU).  Brittany is a graduate assistant with the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, a movement dedicated to engaging the Greenville, NC community in all aspects of new music culture- from commissioning to consumption of new music.  As a graduate assistant, Brittany assists with planning and grant writing for the initiative’s programming, presents grant writing workshops for graduate students, and serves as a liaison between the NC NewMusic Initiative and the ECU Lab School on behalf of the initiative’s Young Composers Project.  The Young Composers Project implements a 6-week curriculum that synthesizes basic music skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative and conceptual thought to yield an original piece of music.  Designed for 3-6 grade students, the project helps students learn music through creation.

Brittany’s music has been featured at the New York City Electronic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Bowling Green State University Graduate Conference, and the Crossing Borders: Women Composers Around the World Concert Series.  She has presented research and demonstrations on gestural musical instruments at ECU’s Research and Creative Arts Week (RCAW) and Intersection@ Art and Science Symposium.  She has participated at SPLICE Institute and Snowpond Composer’s Workshop.  Brittany is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), where she serves as the community service chair for the Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Alumnae chapter, and Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), where she serves on the national student council, and as the president of ECU’s chapter.  As the community service chair for the RDU SAI chapter, she organizes monthly music events for the RDU community which include petting zoos, bucket drumming clinics, calls for scores, and recitals.  As president of ECU’s SCI chapter, Brittany has spearheaded guest lectures, masterclasses, and panels on electronic music, collaborative work, and networking.

Brittany’s current projects include The Sound of Color Project- a interactive virtual reality installation that explores the mathematical relationship between sound and light through musical and visual gestures- and the Coding for Kids Initiative- an introductory, semester-length, curriculum designed to introduce coding as a sound source to youth, culminating in the design of a unique electronic instrument.  Brittany’s other musical interests include bucket drumming, community service through music, and listening to and studying the native music of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Shorter Version (200 words)

Brittany J. Green’s (b. 1991) work as a composer and educator is centered around her vision to create unique sounds, spaces, moments, and opportunities that engage audiences and challenge their thinking. Her music explores the intersection between sound, movement, and poetry and finding new ways to define relationships between the three. She is a graduate student at East Carolina University (ECU) studying Music Composition and Theory. Brittany is a graduate assistant with the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, assisting with planning and grant writing for the initiative’s programming, presenting grant-writing workshops for graduate students, and serving as liaison between the NC NewMusic Initiative and the ECU Lab School on behalf of the initiative’s Young Composers Project. Her music has been featured at NYCEMF, BGSU Graduate Conference, and the Crossing Borders: Women Composers Around the World Concert Series. She has presented research and demonstrations on gestural musical instruments at ECU’s Research and Creative Arts Week (RCAW) and Intersection@ Art and Science Symposium and participated at SPLICE Institute and Snowpond Composer’s Workshop. Brittany is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Society of Composers, Inc (SCI).

 

works

Large Ensemble Works

Edge of the Sacred Rainforest (2016), 4'

Wind Ensemble

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Speak (2017), 4'

Gospel Choir

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solo works

Colors (2016), 6'

Cello, Bassoon

Portraits (2017), 10'-15'

Piano

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electronic works

Feel Like This (2017), 6'

Fixed Media

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25 (2017), 5'

Viola, Live Electronics

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Conversations in a Private Room (2018), 14'

Body, Live Electronics

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The Sound of Color (2018), 6'

Virtual Reality Installation

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Repartee (2018), 5'-15'

Audience, Live Electronics

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Chamber works

Light (2017), 3'

Chamber Vocal Ensemble (SSSSAA)

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Intersections (2017), 5'-15'

Open Instrumentation 

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Maps (2017), 5'-20'

Any number of players divisible by 3

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Men nor Gods (2017), 11'

Soprano, Percussion

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let love speak...then let love be silent. (2017), 6'

Percussion, Speaker

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The Sounds You Left Behind (2018), 5'

Soprano, Flute, Cello, Piano

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When I Rise Up... (2018), 5'

Mezzo-Soprano, Violin

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Sonatina (2017), 5'-7'

Flute with amplification 

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the sound of color project

 
 

WHAT IS THE SOUND OF COLOR PROJECT

The Sound of Color Project is a virtual reality installation built around the idea of connecting light with sound. Using a color to pitch algorithm to draw connections between light and sound frequencies, the installation allows participants to explore a world where every color on the visible spectrum has its own sound. 

In this immersive experience, participants will have the opportunity to explore each color and it's sound world and add their own visual and auditory elements to each world.  

This dynamic immerse experience will be available (free of charge) for patrons in the Greenville, NC community in September 2018. 

Interested in this project?  Request an installation or contribute by clicking the buttons below.  All contributions will go towards purchasing equipment needed to bring this project to our community.  All contributors will receive invitation to  the world premiere installation, an exclusive event just for contributors.   

 

Current Happenings

 
 

Calendar of Events

 

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Sounds

by Brittany J. Green

To hear more, visit my soundcloud.

Sonatina for amplified flute

Natalie Smith, flute

March 25, 2018|AJ Fletcher Recital Hall|Greenville, NC

 
 

Robin Meiksins, flute

52 weeks of flute initiative 

 
 

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Contact

Please send all inquires to brittanyjoellegreen@gmail.com or complete the form below.

 
 
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