The Music of
Ronald James Brown
February 3, 2013
Premier of The Robin Hood Suite, performed by the The Iris Clarinet Quartet Members of the quartet: Rie Okamura, Yukari Iwai, Misaki Oda, and Kaori Fuji. (My contribution, "The Black Knight" begins at 4:55)
November 22, 2009
Premier of Mode Mineur, a section of Variations Concertates sur le nom de Paul Verlaine pour basson et orchestre à cordes, performed by the Octava Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestro Johan Louwersheimer. Bassoon soloist: Franck Leblois. In Seattle, Washington. (My contribution begins at 4:40)
Posted YouTube video Nosferatu, a music interpretation of the original 1932 movie.
Ron's music has been described as passionate and inventive. He uses the tools of all art music, often in a polytonal setting. He explores unusual scales and harmonies, welding them to create a unique voice that demands to be heard.
He speaks from the landscape and experience of Canada and speaks for the ignored and forgotten.
Images: Age 17 on left; Age 60 on right. Top photo is of a farmer's field in early winter near Wakefield, Quebéc taken at twilight.
Ron is the administrator of an online forum aimed specifically at composers of "Art" music. The postings sometimes get passionate and intense as different approaches and techniques are discussed, but it is never boring.
Check out: www.ComposeForums.com