Described as “narratively limitless... peaceful, violent, and transcendent.” (American Composers Forum), Brian Petuch's music inhabits extreme contrasts of reflection, celebration, and irreverence. His works have premiered in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 911 Memorial at Liberty Park, EMPAC, Constellation, MASS MoCA, and Joyce Theatre, and featured by Albany Symphony, the New York Youth Symphony, andPlay, Bang on a Can, Exceptet, Echo Chamber, Contemporaneous, Latitude 49, and Bearthoven.
The Jerome Fund for New Music recently awarded Petuch an Emerging Composer Grant for his piece 24 Hours for Echo Chamber. He’s also been a finalist for the ASCAP Foundation’s Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a guest composer for the Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, and a composition fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at Mass MoCA. He earned an MM in Composition at Mannes School of Music where he studied with Mario Davidovsky. Currently he is writing an opera about Jackson Pollock.