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)