Brendan Faegre

composer, percussionist

Dirt to Gold

Premiere of "Dirt to Gold" by the Debut Orchestra at LACMA.
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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 here.
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

fragile twisted inharmonic Video

Video is now online from Ensemble Klang's 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 fragile twisted inharmonic.
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 Brendan Faegre 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

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 website.
February 2014