Now at Copland House
Joining us here at Copland House is composer Anthony Brandt. Anthony’s music includes orchestral, chamber, vocal, theater, dance, and television scores, as well as three chamber operas, and may be heard on the PARMA, Albany, and Crystal labels. As Artistic Director of Houston’s award-winning new music ensemble Musiqa, he has helped to present the works of more than 225 living composers, including over 70 World Premieres, along with free educational programming that has served over 60,000 public school students. A Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, his recent projects include three collaborations with the University of Houston BRAIN Center involving mobile brain imaging – first-of-their-kind combinations of artistic performance and scientific experiment. He and neuroscientist David Eagleman’s book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, has been published in 14 countries. He has also contributed to books and journals on creativity and music cognition, and is currently co-investigator in research studies examining music’s effects on cognitive impairment in seniors, stroke recovery, surgeon stress, and inter-brain synchrony.