The Southland Ensemble Performs Earle Brown's Folio and Four Systems.

Automata, Los Angeles, CA, January 30, 2016.

This concert is supported by The Earle Brown Music Foundation's Earle Brown / Morton Feldman 2016/17 Grant Program.

Earle Brown's Calder Piece, performed again after 32 years


The Tate Modern, London, will show performances
of  Earle Brown’s Calder Piece
with Alexander Calder’s original mobile
chef d’orchestre
at Turbine Hall Bridge on

Tuesday 10 November, 2015, 18.30–20.00, 20.30–22.00
and Sunday 15 November, 2015, 18.30–20.00

during the opening week of the exhibition
Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Announcing the Earle Brown / Morton Feldman Grant Program 2016/17

Earle Brown (d. 2002) and Morton Feldman (d.1987), longtime colleagues and friends, were both born in 1926.
The Earle Brown Music Foundation honors their 90th birthdays with a grant program for soloists and ensembles to present concerts featuring works by Brown and Feldman — or Brown alone — during 2016 and 2017.
Grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Applicants may submit proposals for concerts to the Earle Brown Music Foundation via email (grants  (at)
Proposals must include the full proposed program, venue, concert budget, and non-profit status of the applicant or applying organization.

Italian Pianist Gianni Lenoci will perform Earle Brown's music:

June 18, 2015 Corigliano D’Otranto (Italy), Desuonatori
E. Brown: December 1952

September 23-26, 2015 in Eisenstadt (Austria), Joseph Haydn
Earle Brown: 4 Systems
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude e fugue in g sharp min. (N°XVIII from WTK book 1)
Morton Feldman: Palais de Mari
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude e fugue in g min. (N°XVI from WTK book 1)
Earle Brown: Twenty-Five Pages
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude e fugue in C Maj. (N°I from WTK book 1)

November 23-26, 2015 in Salamanca (Spain), Conservatorio Superior

March 13-20, 2016 in Tenerife and Las Palmas (Spain), Conservatorio Superior

March 4 - April 2, 2015:


Curated by David Ryan (Reader in Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University), this exhibition "examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image."

Included are several graphic scores by Earle Brown, some of them attributed by Brown to Folio II.

10 Stockwell Street / London / SE10 8EY

The Earle Brown Music Foundation and the Crested Butte Music Festival collaborated to create a new contemporary music festival: TIME SPANS, June 25-28. 2015

Music by: David Adamcyk, Hans Abrahamsen, Oscar Bettison, Taylor Brook, Zosha di Castri, Anthony Cheung, Georg Friedrich Haas, David Liptak, Alex Mincek, Matthias Pintscher, Caroline Shaw, Sean Shepherd, Amy Williams.

New On Our Website

A list of Earle Brown's published writings have been added to our website.

A link to a recording of Earle Brown's Music for Galerie Stadler has been added.

Rock Critic Paul Morley writes about Earle Brown's TIMES FIVE (1963) in the Guardian

Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future.
"Earle Brown’s exploration of form and formlessness, time and timelessness, sound and silent, old and new, works brilliantly in this new world of listening to music as though it is streamed directly from one mind to another with no barriers or mediation in-between."

December 1952, signature and title closeup:

Earle Brown December 1952 signature

In Memoriam Earle Brown, by Orlando Garcia

Composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia's new CD features three orchestra works, including In Memoriam Earle Brown (2011), performed by the Malaga Philharmonic, conducted by Jose Serebrier. Download or preorder.

New score uploads:

Browse the full score of the concert version of INDICES
Browse the full score of SIGN SOUNDS

Earle Brown's NEW
 PIECE (1972)

is now available from Edition Peters.

Folio II Update

Beginning in 1970, Earle Brown wrote many one-page graphic scores for a follow up to Folio. The Earle Brown Music Foundation has now confirmed eight works that belong to the collection. Peruse a PDF of the score.

New Recording of Earle Brown's DECEMBER 52

by the Berlin-Dutch electric guitar quartet Zwerm on Underwater Princess Waltz: A Collection of One Page Pieces,
from New World Records, with liner notes by Amy Beal.



More Scores Online
Edition Peters Germany has made 16 additional Earle Brown scores available online.

Images by Earle Brown of Morton Feldman discovered in the archive
The Newspaper - Le France Soir - reads:

"The photos of the tragic night in Paris
Desolation in the "Quartier Latin"
after the attacks on the barricades
between students and police
many injured
400 arrests
at night the government is trying to negotiate with protesters
At 2:15 am, failure, order was ... to destroy roadblocks

Morton Feldman reading France Soir 1968

Read an article about the Earle Brown Symposium BEYOND NOTATION by Robert Kirzinger on newmusicbox.

Two Key Note Addresses
Read the addresses by speakers Kyle Gann and Richard Toop for BEYOND NOTATION.