Brendan Faegre

composer, percussionist

The Brightness of Light

Premiere of The Brightness of Light at the Lake George Music Festival in New York, August 2013. For more info click here.


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

Edge Ensemble Videos

Four live videos from the Edge Ensemble's Debut concert at the Korzo Theater last April are now online. To view, go to the Edge Ensemble page and click "Watch".
August 2013

Audio for Amplified String Quartet No. 1

New audio is posted of Third Angle Ensemble's premiere of Amplified String Quartet No. 1 from last March's New Ideas in Music concert. Listen here.
August 2013

Fokker Organ Commission

The Huygens-Fokker Foundation is commissioning a new work from Faegre for the 31-tone microtonal Fokker Organ, located in the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. This work will merge the tonal structures of the late Baroque period with the new chords and scales available on the Fokker organ. Novel Forces will be premiered by early/new music keyboardist Masato Suzuki in January 2014. More details under events.
June 2013

Finalist at TICF

Four Koans for violin and viola has been selected as a finalist in the Thailand International Composition Festival Composition Competition. The work will be given its Thai premiere by Bing Han and Michael Hall in July. See events for more info.
May 2013

Two Premieres / Cortona Sessions

This July as part of the Cortona Sessions, the flute/piano group DuoSolo will give the world premiere of Effusion, and Kivie Kahn-Lipman will give the world premiere of an arrangement of Lys-slått for solo cello. Check events for performance details.
April 2013

New dates for Edge Ensemble

Three performances in the Netherlands for the Brendan Faegre Edge Ensemble are now confirmed: Zaal100 in Amsterdam, Korzo Theater in The Hague, and Muziekhuis in Utrecht. More information under events.
February 2013

Blog at Third Angle

Third Angle Ensemble has posted Faegre's first blog entry documenting the compositional process of his new work Amplified String Quartet No. 1. Read it here.
January 2013

Video for Tanbura Dreams

Video of the premiere of Tanbura Dreams is now available on the Tanbura Dreams page, and is the featured homepage media for Winter 2012.
December 2012