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Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant’s music is chiseled in its structure and intent, fusing lyricism, dissonance, silence, technology, and humor into lean, skillfully-crafted works that enthrall listeners and performers alike. His seminal work Ecstatic Waters, for wind ensemble and electronics, has become one of the most performed works of its kind in the world, receiving over 250 performances in its first five seasons. The orchestral version was premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra to unanimousrapturous acclaim. The son of a professional trumpeter and music educator, he strongly values music education, and his creative output includes a number of works for young and developing musicians.


My music ranges from electronic experiments to works for professional symphony orchestra, from music for middle school band to virtuosic solo pieces, and combinations of all of these with live electronic media. I believe firmly in writing music not only for accomplished musicians, but also for those at the beginning of their musical lives.

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Ecstatic Waters 10th anniversary (October 23rd, 2018)

October 23, 2018 Uncategorized

10 years ago today Ecstatic Waters was premiered by the Bowling Green State University Wind Ensemble (Bruce Moss, conducting), followed a couple of days later by the UT Wind Ensemble (Jerry Junkin, conducting). Thank you to everyone who has played the piece over the past decade, and in the process put up with water glasses, Mahler hammers, audio interfaces, and subwoofers. Now, go vote!

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