Brian KM Artist Residency at First U – Concert Friday, November 11 at 8:00 p.m.

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First Unitarian Church of Chicago will be hosting French hornist Brian KM for an artist residency from November 10 – 13. The residency will include a collaboration with the Adult Choir on Paul Basler’s “Alleluia,” several workshops with local music students, and a solo concert of original multimedia works. 

Members of the church and the public are invited to attend Brian’s solo concert on Friday, November 11 at 8:00 p.m. in Hull Chapel. 

The live human French hornist Brian KM and his friendly not-a-human computer, Stan, perform, joke, and reflect through original pieces featuring french horn and live electronics. Listen in and hear what Stan can do while Brian plays the horn, including autolooping, synthesis, and live electronic manipulation. Connect your senses to musical storytelling through photography, video, and glimpses into the computer himself!

Brian’s new approach to composition that blends his classical training with an EDM fascination, to be expected from a horn player in love with German Brass Polka Jam Groups, David Maslanka, and cellist Julia Kent, has delighted audiences across the United States and Canada. Despite Brian’s controversial views on coconuts and their role in society, he and Stan are “wired” to have a great show!

Performer-Composer Brian KM is a horn and electronics soloist with projects as varied as the medium is unique. With influences including Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Daft Punk, French-Acoustic-Folk, David Maslanka, and Julia Kent, he took to composition to synthesize all of the music he hears.

Working from a multidisciplinary approach to develop compositions that combine horn, live and fixed electronics, spoken word, and visual components, Brian KM’s live shows have delighted audiences in schools and universities across the United States and Canada. He has also toured internationally as a chamber musician. 

Brian KM holds degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory and the University of Maryland, College Park, with specializations in chamber music and contemporary music.