composition + production + mixing + sound
Brendan Byrnes is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, mix engineer, educator, and piano tuner working in Los Angeles, CA. He frequently collaborates with animators and choreographers, and is a post-production workhorse at Castledine Productions. He is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed xenharmonic album Micropangaea (micropangaea.com / Spectropol Records) and is the leader, vocalist, and guitarist of microtonal psych-pop band ILEVENS. He earned his BFA in Contemporary Writing and Production from the Berklee College of Music in 2004 and his MFA in Composition from The California Institute of the Arts in 2012.
In addition to his work in electronic music, sound art, and rock music, his works for string ensemble and orchestra have been performed internationally. His String Quartet “Aman” was premiered in 5 cities in Nicaragua including Managua’s National Concert Hall (2004) and “Chroma”, for full orchestra, was premiered by the San Francisco Sinfonietta alongside Paul McCartney’s “Oratorio” in San Francisco, California (2011). A recent collaborative composition with virtuoso violinist and composer Mark Menzies titled “Swongering Butterfly” was premiered for “Ensemble Sospeso: The Machine Breathes” at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC (2012).