The music of Brandon Carson (b. 1994) has been described as “stunning” (Cheryl Callon, TheatreJones), and has been said to convey “menace, trepidation, glee and joy and everything
in between” (Margaret Putnam, TheatreJones). Carson’s compositions encompass a wide variety of sounds stretching from the western orchestra to Balinese gamelan and music created
with custom built instruments.
Brandon is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University composition program in Dallas, Texas. After SMU, Brandon served as the 2016-17 Percussion Director for Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton, TX. Brandon Received his Master’s degree at California Institute of the Arts in May 2019, studying in the Performer-Composer program. Brandon currently resides in Los Angeles.
Some of Carson’s recent collaborations have included creating musical scores for contemporary dance. Brandon has written music for Dallas based choreographer Joshua L. Peugh, including Big Bad Wolf, which premiered in South Korea at Seoul Performing Arts Center in October 2017. Brandon’s most recent project is writing music for Pete: a new dance musical, an evening length work in collaboration with Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA. Pete was premiered on September 12, 2019 at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Hammon Hall.