Brian Questa is co-founder of the artist project XUPSTAR.COM. He is also co-founder of the music production team, The Bridge. He holds a B.Mus. from the Manhattan School of Music, an M.Mus. in Music Composition from HdMK Stuttgart and is an MA candidate in Computer Music at the Kunstuniversität Graz.  

As an artist and musician, Brian works in sound, video, text, installation, and performance. His works have been presented in diverse locations from bars in Bushwick, parks in Berlin, galleries in Lima, a museum in Mexico City, and the facade of the main train station in Daegu, South Korea. As as a double-bassist, he has recorded with Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson, Han Bennink, and the PPCM-Klangforum Wien. 

 

Venues: 

Asia Culture Center, Gwanju, South Korea;

Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City, Mexico; 

Zentrum für Kunst und Neue Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany; 

MUMUTH Graz, Austria;  

Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Lima, Peru; 

Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, New York 

Liebig 12, Berlin, Germany; 

QuietCue, Berlin Germany. 

Festivals: 

Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik; 

Resonant Bodies Festival; 

Japan Media Arts Festival; 

International Symposium on Electronic Arts; 

International Conference of Computer Music;

Seoul International Festival of Computer Music; 

Tonraum Festival; 

Next Generation Festival; 

Avant Media Festival.

Education:

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York City (2006);

Bachelor in Double Bass from the Manhattan School of Music (2010);

Master in Composition from the HMdK Stuttgart (2018), 

Master´s Candidate at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics at the Kunstuniversität Graz (current). 

Writings:

Free Jazz Collective;

International Computer Music Journal ARRAY;

Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics Blog at the IEM Graz. 

Composition Teachers: 

Wolfgang Rihm (2015 - 2017); 

Marco Stroppa (2017 - 2018);

Marko Ciciliani (2018 - ). 

** "This is me composing" video work, 2014

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