Brian Morales

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Brian Morales


My professional bio below. I am looking to get more into video game music but I have tons of experience in live performance and orchestral recording. Would love the opportunity to orchestrate a video games live concert!

Brian Morales is a New York-based composer and conductor. Noted for his semi-anachronistic style, his music is appreciated for its evocative blend of contrapuntal complexities in familiar soundscapes. Originally from California, he has participated in both concert and commercial fields; composing orchestral works, scoring live and electronic film music, orchestrations for theatrical productions, and leading new music ensembles. He’s worked with industry professionals such as Conrad Pope, John Doyle and Cynthia Erivo as well as some of today’s leading composers, Paola Prestini, Missy Mazzoli, and Nicole Mitchell.  Some of his recent works include Concepts Confused (for Soprano, Tenor Sax and Upright Bass), produced by the Creating Higher Ground Festival in collaboration with mixed media artist, Laura Miller, Autumn Chrysalis (for violin, violoncello, clarinet, pipa, and yangqun) programed by the Sforzando Collective and Kyrie (for SATB) from his Missa Brevis, which premiered at the 2017 European American Musical Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris. Brian currently is an active chorus member for the virtuosic, award-winning Cantori New York choir where he sings bass under the baton of Maestro Mark Shapiro, and is also enrolled in the Juilliard Evening Division, honing his skills in orchestral conducting. Prior works include two short ballets, Blank Space (for violin, clarinet, bassoon, violoncello, and piano) which premiered at the Creating Higher Ground Festival, and Was it a Dream? (for violin and violoncello) which premiered at the 2016 New York 10 Dance Festival with respective choreographers Temple Kemezis and Julia Bengtsson. He received his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Danielpour. Morales also received notable mention for his work as a conductor on Adam Taylor’s Youtube operas: The Tinder Opera and Something Blue (by Scott Joiner) and Someone Like Me (by Nathan Fletcher).
           Before coming to New York, Brian made a forceful debut in the commercial music scene of Los Angeles. His orchestrations for Greg Nabours’ song cycle, The Trouble With Words and Celebration Theater’s production of The Color Purple garnered him much praise and the opportunity to bring his talents to the West End at Menier Chocolate Factory’s The Color Purple production, which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award in 2012. Known for making the seemingly impossible possible, Morales produced a full orchestral recording session for the small-budget independent short film, Transcendence, along with a half-dozen other independent films. Morales received his Bachelor’s degree from California State University in Fullerton where he studied composition with Dr. Pamela Madsen, counterpoint with Dr. Lloyd Rodgers, and commercial arranging with Bill Cunliffe.

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