Brent Lee (ON) (2011-14)

My first contact with the CNMN was at the Forum in Toronto in 2008. It was a great chance to hear new ideas around programming, audience development, and especially building bridges between different new music communities. I look forward to contributing to this great organization.”

Brent Lee is a Canadian musician, scholar and educator. He studied at McGill University and later the University of British Columbia, where he completed his doctoral degree in 1999. His compositions range from orchestral music to electroacoustic pieces, and include jazz and incidental music. He has received awards or commissions from CAPAC, SOCAN, the Canada Council, the Alberta Heritage Fund, The Gaudeamus Foundation (The Netherlands), the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France). In addition to performances and broadcasts in many countries, several of his works have been commercially recorded. His compositions and improvisations often explore the relationship between acoustic instruments and digital sound processing; this interest has extended to his work as a performing member of a number of improvising ensembles including gems, <em>Strictly Plutonic</em>, <em>Modus Vivendi</em>, and the <em>Noiseborder Ensemble</em>. In 2002 he accepted a position at the University of Windsor, and served as composer-in-residence with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra from 2003-06. He has been an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre since 1991. (BL, 2011)