Photo by James Anthony Brooks

Photo by James Anthony Brooks

About

Brendon Randall-Myers is a Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist. Described as “fiercely aggressive but endlessly compelling” (The San Francisco Chronicle) and "intricate and dynamic" (I Care If You Listen), his music conceives of sound as an autonomous, palpable presence, created by the physical endurance and athleticism of performers, and amplified via extended techniques, psychoacoustics, and technology. His creative output manifests this presence in large-scale, long-term, stylistically diverse projects, tailored to the specific characteristics of collaborators, performance spaces, and communities, and drawing on his experiences as a former sub-elite distance runner and performer of punk, metal, folk, pop, jazz, noise, and classical music.

Brendon is the co-founder of Invisible Anatomy, a composer/performer ensemble described as “sometimes haunting sometimes hilarious and consistently mesmerizing ” (I Care If You Listen) and “otherworldly and uncanny” (The Village Voice); and Marateck, “a gripping math-rock band...[that] manages to wring out everything that its guitar-bass-drums instrumentation (traditionally) has to offer, while still remaining focussed and direct” (Tone Madison).

His work has received support from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, the Guitar Foundation of America, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and ASCAP, and been performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Omaha Symphony, Dither, and Friction Quartet. Called a “guitar wizard” (I Care If You Listen), Brendon is a member of the Glenn Branca Ensemble and the Dither Big Band, and has performed with groups such as the Atlanta Symphony, Ensemble Signal, and Magik*Magik Orchestra; at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Barbican Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and the Ellnora Guitar Festival.

Brendon grew up home-schooled in rural West Virginia, and holds degrees from Pomona College and the Yale School of Music, where he studied with David Lang, Chris Theofanidis, and Martin Bresnick.

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