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Improvising. That’s where I started as a toddler, sitting at grandma’s piano. I had one piece that I’d play for an hour, using only the black keys. 23 years later, my colleague Max Alper played a piece where he had graphically notated a version of the same thing. It still works.

My job is to dream up new sounds, or new ways to listen to old sounds. My job is to make you feel and think at the same time, until your brain doesn’t know what to do anymore. I write music┬áto give you at least one transcendent moment, maybe one note, that makes getting out to the concert all worth it.

Bio:

Born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in New York City and Western Massachusetts, Simon Brown studied at Westfield State University with Andrew Bonacci, and at Brooklyn College with Douglas Geers and Morton Subotnick. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works as a teaching artist and conductor at the Youth Orchestra of Saint Luke’s.

MOTION PICTURE

Reel

Work

Summoning
Thriller; Ben Tobin

Awakening
Drama; Elizabeth Balla

Fabric of Life
Thriller; Jamie Cristelo

Coup de Grace
Drama; Freida Sitt

Kalamazoo
Drama; Nick Minas

A Woman Under the Influence
Period remake; Evan Mills

Rose Has Her Thorns
Thriller; Alec Sajdak

CONCERT MUSIC

POP/ROCK

 

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