About

(b.1972, Canada) 

Brian Current’s music has been lauded and performed internationally as well as broadcast in over 35 countries, and is renowned for its energy, wit and daring bravado.
 
Raised in Ottawa, Mr. Current studied music at McGill University. He later completed his Ph.D. in composition on full fellowship from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2000 he was chosen as a participant in the National Arts Centre's conductor training workshop. 
 
His music has been performed across Canada and abroad, by the Oakland Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, ARRAYMUSIC, Continuum, the SIRIUS ensemble, NUMUS, the Esprit Orchestra, among others. He is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Barlow Prize. Since 2006, he has been artistic director and conductor of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s New Music Ensemble in Toronto (Canada).
 
Brian Current's new opera, 'Airline Icarus' will be presented by Soundstreams on June 3-8, 2014 at the Ada Slaight Hall. Daniel Spectrum in Toronto (Canada).

Artist Compositions

 

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05/07/2006 Inventory Listen Close

As a young woman who works as a shoe-store clerk daydreams about shoe ownership on a grand scale, her inner reverie alternating with her rapid-fire recital of the romantically named stock of which she is taking inventory, Current makes use of his signature “slanted time” to suggest the character’s underlying neurosis.