Simon M. Brown


Simon M. Brown is a pioneer in musical realism, a practice that recreates the world's sounds to make intentional music. By studying physical models, he has been able to write works that audiences can interpret as both music and specific sounds. Recent examples are "correspondence," for amplified pencil and paper, "liquid liquid," which uses a string quartet and loop pedals to create the illusion of water, and "get around," a study in the sound of race cars. His "daydream" series is an exploration in the relationship of soundscapes to intentional music. Previous teachers include Tania León, Morton Subotnick, Andy Bonnacci, and Jason Eckhardt. Simon hails from some imaginary equidistant point between New York City and western Massachusetts. He loves making handmade pasta and listening to records. He owns a lot of records with flour stuck in the grooves.