Brian D. Kelly is an internationally performed and openly queer composer of sound works that are polystylistic and polymedia in nature. Noise, visuals, poetry, and drama are freely combined in creations that evoke a large range of human emotions and natural phenomena.

Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Ottawa University (2011), his Master of Music in Composition from the University of Georgia (2013), and is currently pursuing his DMA in Composition at the University of Colorado Boulder (2017). His music has been featured at conferences such as SEAMUS (2015, 2016), NYCEMF (2016), Fresh Minds Festival (2015) and MuMe (Sydney, 2013). He has been the recipient of numerous commissions and awards, including the 2014 ATLAS Fellowship, the 2014 University Composers Collective composition award at the University of Utah, and first place in the 2012 Southeastern Composers League graduate student composition competition.

Brian's preferred methods of sound and video generation include SuperCollider, MaxMSP, Sibelius, Logic, Reason, and Adobe Premiere. He currently lives in Boulder, CO, United States.




Brian is available for composition projects, audio production/mixing/mastering, composition lessons (acoustic and electronic), and guitar lessons. E-mail: