Brett Campbell

Brett Campbell is senior editor at Oregon ArtsWatch, a frequent contributor to SFCV and many other publications, and coauthor, with Bill Alves, of Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick (Indiana University Press 2017).

Articles By This Author

Brett Campbell - October 12, 2020

A streaming series from Cascadia Composers highlights contemporary composers from Oregon and beyond.

Brett Campbell - September 26, 2017

The story of how historical performance musicians and new music performers found each other, and why they’re so suited to each other.

Brett Campbell - September 12, 2017

The Philharmonia Baroque premieres a new oratorio inspired by Bach but with a very 21st-century twist.

Brett Campbell - May 23, 2017

The anniversary provided the opportunity for enterprising musicians to produce almost unknown scores from the composer’s huge catalog of scores for all kinds of instruments, plus puppets, dancers, and the kitchen sink.

Brett Campbell - August 5, 2015

Meet the younger generation of composers invited to this year’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Brett Campbell - March 31, 2015

A new opera muses on the age of information technology through one of its defining events.

Brett Campbell - March 3, 2015

The composer, who appears with the San Francisco Symphony this week, connects music and visual art in his concerto In Seven Days.

Brett Campbell - February 25, 2015

An in-depth discussion with the composer about his distinctive musical style, its evolution, and its ties to his worldview

Brett Campbell - September 8, 2014

“Cello goddess” Maya Beiser, prepping for a gig at Yoshi’s, uncovers and exploits new ways of pulling sound from her instrument, whatever the genre being played.

Brett Campbell - June 4, 2014

As they get ready to premiere a new sextet, composer/ pianist Jason Moran and the members of the Imani Winds quintet share their vision of a more inclusive music and how to approach new listeners.