projects . festivals . concerts
works in progress
presentation, performance, and residencies
Walter's Art Museum, Baltimore, MD; Sculpture of a Horn Player, horn and 2-channel fixed media- July 2017, premiere
Living in a Box of Paints 2016
trombone, piano (c.7'30'')
Equine Miniatures 2016
clarinet, trombone, percussion (1 player: vibraphone, bass drum, cymbal, tam tam, wind chimes), piano, string bass
Femme Fatale 2016
soprano, cello, organ; text by Tara Dillon (c. 6'30'')
Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano 2015
I. Allegro (c. 5'30'')
II. Moderato (c. 4'00'')
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion (3 players: timpani, 1. large bass drum, marimba, slap stick, 1. snare drum, chimes, large tam tam), piano, strings (c. 7'00'')
fixed media (c. 18'00'') 2020
champagne Pieta 2019
horn, fixed media (c. 5'25'')
Sculpture of a Horn Player 2017
horn, fixed media (c. 3'33'')
fixed media (c. 5'39'')
marimba (c. 5'32'')
dancer, fixed media (c. 4'30'')
...light on the burn 2019
Aphorism on Aphorisms 2019
poetry . stories . quotes . articles
Briay Conditt is a horn player and composer. Her pieces highlight global issues such as climate change and the refugee crisis. Although her works emit a dark essence, she remains an eternal optimist, and her works consistently unfold into hopeful endings.
In 2016, Briay received her masters from the Lamont School of Music with emphases in both performance and composition. She studied composition with Dr. Chris Malloy, Dr. Leanna Kirchoff, and William Hill. Her horn studies were completed with Susan McCollough. She was invited to present her electro-acoustic work Hypocrisy at Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival in November in Belfast, Ireland. Other highlights included her solo debut at the premiere of Vantablack for solo horn and ensemble by French composer Augustan Braud with the Nebula New Music Ensemble in October. Her work, Pyro, for full orchestra was performed by the Lamont Symphony Orchestra in May.
In 2017, Briay presented Hypocrisy (2016) at the Irish Sound, Science, and Technology Association Festival in Dundalk, Ireland. Her work, Sculpture of a Horn Player, was premiered by horn player and concert curator Sam Bessen on July 27th at the Walter's Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. In January, she premiered a donated work, Mirrors (2017), for fixed media and dancer, to Productions for Peace's first annual Flow for Aleppo, a benefit concert in which all proceeds went to Hand in Hand for Syria.
In 2018, Briay presented Mirrors (2017) for dancer and electronics at Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival in April and presented Sculpture of a Horn Player for horn and electronics (2017) at New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in July.
In 2019, she attended the MacDowell Colony at the Irving Fine Studio where she completed multiple short pieces for piano, champagne pieta... for horn and fixed media (2019) and made headway on her project Estelle for clarinet and electronics. Her work paperwhite (2018) was published by The Hoosac Institute. The platform curates images and text and was revived by American artist Jenny Perlin.
This year, she premiered see also (2020) commissioned by Submersive Productions for their immersive theater project "See Also," a concert portion of Baltimore based series "In the Stacks" at the Peabody Libray at Johns Hopkins University (read Blake Weil's review here). She will continue to perform regularly with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra where she holds the second horn position, Stratus Chamber Orchestra and various ensembles in the Denver area.
Briay is active in music education and maintains a heavy private teaching load. She gives masterclasses and lessons that are multidisciplinary in approach. She hopes to provide students with knowledge that connects music to all other subjects, broadening perspectives and encouraging individualistic critical thinking.
Briay's compositional sketches are a collection of poems and paintings. As a Colorado native, she finds inspiration in nature and enjoys composing outside. She translates textures in nature directly into musical forms.
lessons . commissions