Experience History As It Happens (American Composers Forum Interview)

Posted by On Feb 21, 2018 In Blog writings

Check out an article pertaining to my works, interviewed by Michael Cyrs with the  American Composers Forum:

JFund Awardee Brian Mark: Experience History As It Happens

The Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund)

Posted by On Dec 03, 2016 In Blog writings

I’m thrilled to  announce that I have been awarded the Jerome Foundation Commissioning Grant from the American Composers Forum. My new piece “Breathe” written for 2 pianos, electronics and spoken narration, will be premiered by Isabelle ‘Izzy’ O’Connell and Kathleen Supove in New York City on the 26th of January, 2017. Because of this grant, I will be traveling to South Africa sometime after New Year’s to interview my good friend Alice, as she talks about her life and experience with Cystic Fibrosis. I’ve also spent time talking with professionals from the CF Trust in the UK, so the research so far is quite insightful and humbling.

Psappha Composer Scheme

Posted by On Dec 03, 2016 In Blog writings

I’ve been commissioned by Psappha Ensemble to write a new work for percussion and electronics, Invocation, to be recorded by Tim Williams at Hallé St. Michaels on 5 April, 2017