Faculty A-Z

  • Profile:

    William Brittelle is a Brooklyn-based composer of pop-influenced electro-acoustic art music, and a producer and presenter of new music throughout the US. Primary musical mentors include Mike Longo, longtime pianist/arranger for Dizzy Gillespie, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici, and punk guitarist Richard Lloyd of Television.  Following anAll Things Considered feature, his most recent album Loving the Chambered Nautilus hit #1 on Amazon’s Chamber Music Chart. His music has been the subject of features in The New York Times (Sunday Arts & Leisure), the Los Angeles TimesTime Out NY, and NPR’s All Things Considered.  His compositions have been presented across the world, including performances in Seattle’s Icebreaker Festival curated by Alex Ross and Kyle Gann, the Festival Internacional in Chihuahua, Mexico, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires by JACK Quartet, Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge series, New Music New College in Sarasota, Florida, the String Theory Festival in Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Switchboard Festival in San Francisco, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, le Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, The Stone, and the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall. Recent commissions include Dunes for the Indianapolis Symphony, A Requiem for Curt Cobain for the Seattle Symphony, songs for Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, and arrangements for the electronic artists Oneohtrix Point Never and Son Lux. Brittelle has been the recipient of grants and awards from the American Music Center, American Composers Forum, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and ASCAP.  Along with composers Judd Greenstein and Sarah Kirkland Snider, he co-directs New Amsterdam Records and New Amsterdam Presents, a vital Brooklyn-based record label and presenting organization.  He is a passionate promoter, presenter, and producer of new and adventurous music in New York City, having overseen the release of more than 50 critically acclaimed recordings, including 5 Grammy-nominations, one Grammy win, and one Pulitzer prize win.  He has co-produced and presented more than 75 live music events throughout the U.S. in the last four years, including large-scale concert series, orchestra residencies. He is also the artistic director of Bright Wave, an electro-acoustic chamber ensemble.