{

B r i a n  T o p p 

Composition

}

{ m e d i a }     /    /

Insomnia (2013) - written for solo flute and electronic tape with live processing.  The electronic track makes use of recorded waterphone sounds undergoing a constant process of expanding and contracting to create a continuosly varying backdrop for the flute.  Performed by Madison Deppe (flute) and Brian Topp (electronics) at the Paul Davenpot theatre, Western University, April 8th, 2014.

Evolve for Orchestra (2014) - written as partial fulfillment of the M Mus in Composition program at Western University.  This piece uses a series of ratios to inform many of the works aspects, including a large scale tempo progression that defines the work as a whole.  Evolve was read by the UWO Orchestra March 25th and 27th, 2014 at the Don Wright School of Music.

Apparitions (2014) - written for Dave Scott and the Bathurst Chamber Music Festival.  The piece draws much inspiration from the local legend of 'Phantom Ship of the Chaleur Bay.' Performed by David Potvin, Dave Scott, Artem Kolesov, Jaekwan Chong, and Jaeyoung Chong at the 2014 BCMF. 

Huayra-tata (2014) - written for Bb Clarinet and live processing with Max/MSP.  The piece is based on the legend of the huayra-tata, an ancient South American god of wind and rain.  Performed by Dave Scott (clarinet) and Brian Topp (electronics) at the Paul Davenport theatre, Western University, April 8th, 2014.

5 Songs for Soprano (2009) - based on five poems by American poet Yvor Winters (1900-1968).  The five poems are not from a single collection, but were individually chosen for their vivid imagery.   Performed by Becca Topp and Gregory William Myra in at Saint Andrew 's Church, Halifax, NS, 2010.

The Wave (2012) - is written for flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello and piano and is heavily inspired by a number of personal experiences from living in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  This recording comes from a reading session with Véronique Lacroix and the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal in the fall 2012 at von Kuster Hall at the University of Western Ontario.

The Life Beyond (2010) - based on a poem by the same name by British poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915).  Performed by Brian Topp, David Potvin, Becca Topp, Kaytea Glen, Sarah Padovani, Stan Chen and Andrew Johnson at Denton Hall, Acadia University, May 2011.

Brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer Brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composerBrian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composerBrian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer, brian topp composer