Brian Riordan

  • Graduate Student, Composition/Theory

I am a composer, performer, improviser, producer, and sound artist originally from Chicago, Illinois and am entering my fourth year as a PhD student in music composition and theory at University of Pittsburgh. My research interests involve real-time digital signal processing, and laptop performance aesthetics. I come from a very diverse musical background and create music that reflects the eclecticism that I've experienced. I have also studied folkloric drumming in Havana Cuba, and Morelia Mexico. As an avid collaborator, I have performed in numerous ensembles ranging from rock, jazz, classical, and experimental throughout the United States. My compositions have been performed by The JACK Quartet, Wet Ink Ensemble, The Meridian Arts Ensemble, The H2 Quartet, Alia Musica, and been featured at SICPP, New Music On The Point, SPLICE, and The Walden Creative Musicians Retreat.