Brittany J. Green

Composer, 2021

Brittany J. Green (b. 1991) is a North Carolina-based composer, creative, and educator. Described as “cinematic in the best sense” and “searing” (Chicago Classical Review), Brittany’s music works to facilitate collaborative, intimate musical spaces that ignite visceral responses. The intersections between sound, video, movement, and text serves as the focal point of these musical spaces, often questioning and redefining the relationships between these three elements. Recent works engage sonification and black feminist theory as tools for sonic world-building, exploring the construction, displacement, and rupture of systems.

Brittany’s research and creative interests include contextualizing the work of Julius Eastman through the lens of queer and critical race theory, mapping aural gestures to gestural recognition technology, and exploring virtual reality platforms as a tool for experiencing immersive, intimate musical moments. Her music has been featured at concerts and festivals throughout the United States, including the Boulanger Initiative’s WoCo Fest, the Society of Composers National Conference, New York City Electronic Music Festival, SPLICE Institute, and Experimental Sound Studio. She has presented research at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, East Carolina University’s Research and Creative Arts Week, and the Darkwater Women in Music Festival. In 2018-2019, Brittany served as composer-in-residence for Pitt County Schools and East Carolina University’s Young Composers Project. In this capacity she worked with K-5 students in Greenville, NC to compose acoustic music for classroom instruments, explore music making through computer programming with Max/MSP, and record electronic music using digital audio workstations. Her music has been commissioned and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, Mind on Fire, Transient Canvas, and TimeSlips. 

Brittany’s music has been awarded the ASCAP Foundation’s Morton Gould Award (2021), New Music USA’s Creator Development Grant (2021), and Rebel 60’s 1st Place Music Award (2018). She holds a BM in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a MM in Music Composition and Theory from East Carolina University. She is currently in residence at Duke University, pursuing a Ph.D in Music Composition as a Dean’s Graduate Fellow. In her free time, Brittany enjoys traveling, being in community with others, reading poetry, and spending time in front of the bonfire.