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Brendan Murray is a self-taught musician living in Somerville, MA. He has actively recorded and performed with electronics since 1999. He regards his music as a balance between spontaneous sound making and compositional rigor, with an emphasis on drones and repetition. He records and processes instruments and tapes until all traces of instrumentality are blurred, leaving only large blocks of pure sound. He has recorded four full-length CDs, four CD-Rs and two cassettes for various record labels in the United States and Europe. Murray has also toured extensively throughout the United States as a solo performer and as a member of various improvising ensembles. He is actively involved with long distance collaborations with musicians and sound artists such as Seth Nehil, Richard Garet and Chuck Bettis.
He is also a founding member of the group Ouest, with longtime friends and collaborators Jay Sullivan and Howard Stelzer.
Other activities include playing drums and guitar in the rock band Paper Summer, composing music for film and occasionally presenting a concert series in the Boston area; “Uppercase Sound”, which features upcoming and established electronic musicians from New England.

Published works (solo)

Not Now CD, create-transmit records (US), 2001
“Garden” 3 inch CDR, Kissy (US) 2002
Animation CDR, naninani recordings (FR), 2002
Resting Places CD, Sedimental Recordings (US) 2005
Everybody Wants The Tide CDR, Audiobot (Belgium) 2005
Ocean Of Dirt, Mountain Of Steam CDR, Gameboy (US/JP) 2006
Wonders Never Cease CD, Intransitive Recordings (US) 2006
Due Locations CS, Long Long Chaney (IT) 2007
Scared In My Heart CS, Twonicorn (US) 2007
Commonwealth CD, 23Five Recordings (US) 2008

Further information: www.brendanmurray.com