Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown is a composer, performance artist, and computer programmer. She has long harbored aspirations of becoming an Edward Gorey heroine, but her attempts have thus far been foiled. In lieu of her unlikely but tragic demise, she makes strange dark music and fiddles with electronics. Her works are heavily influenced by tango, Weimar cabaret, flamenco, and early goth rock.

She has performed her solo cabaret act up and down the east coast, including New York, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Her compositions have been featured in the Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar, the Festival of New Musics, the Boston CyberArts Festival, SEAMUS, the New York Electrocoustic Music Festival, Vox Novus’ 60×60, The Tank NYC, Diapason Gallery, and more. She has been granted an artist residency by Atlantic Center for the Arts and she was the curator of the series, ‘Sidewalk Tzara’ at The Outpost in Boston from 2008-9. She is a graduate of Dartmouth’s Electro-Acoustic Master’s Program and holds a B.S. in Music and Computer Science from Loyola University New Orleans. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

work samples:

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!
( 2010 ) for two breathing/blowing performers, and one videoist

Balancing Act II
( 2009 ) for broomstick and live electronics

Sound. Picture. Coif.
( 2009 ) with Kirstina Wolfe ( video ), Allisandra Hipona ( hairstylist ), and Bridget Doyle ( model )

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