Brian Belet lives in northwestern Oregon (USA) with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett. His music is recorded on audio CDs published by Capstone, Centaur, Frog Peak Music, IMG Media, Innova, New Ariel Recordings, PARMA Recordings (Navona and Ravello imprints), SWR Music/Hänssler Classic, and the University of Illinois labels; with research published in Contemporary Music ReviewOrganised SoundPerspectives of New MusicProceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, and Proceedings of the International Web Audio Conference. Dr. Belet retired from San Jose State University as Emeritus Professor of Music in 2020.


Sufficient Trouble

Release Date: July 14, 2017
Catalog Number: RR7969
20th Century
21st Century
Vocal Music
With SUFFICIENT TROUBLE, his debut release on Ravello Records, composer and performer Brian Belet offers a selection of computer music composed over the last twenty years. Featuring acoustic instruments and responsive electronic materials the disc offers a degree of variety in timbre and musical content that is sometimes lacking in electronic music. In Lyra, the album’s opening track, Belet establishes an aural world in which the organic material and electronic content merge seamlessly, clearly defining the musical language to come as the album progresses.


Release Date: March 10, 2017
Catalog Number: RR7954
21st Century
Innovative New Music trumpeter Stephen Ruppenthal commands attention right out the gate. Or perhaps, more specifically, he commands it right out the “NGate” – the subtitle of the opening track on FLAMETHROWER, his Ravello Records debut. The album contains world premieres of five pieces for trumpet, flugelhorn, voice, and crotale, composed specifically for Ruppenthal by Allen Strange, Bruno Liberda, Elainie Lillios, and Brian Belet.