John Brennan

John Brennan

Biography: 

John Brennan is a sound artist, drummer, and new music curator living in Vancouver, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. In 2005 he received a BFA degree in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University and since 2008, he has toured extensively through Europe, Japan, and North America with several different ensembles (Eschatons, Botfly+Holzkopf, chansons d'amour/totems...) and solo projects. 

Among the artists he performed and collaborated with are: Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, William Hooker, Greg Saunier, Wally Shoup, Chris Cogburn, Peter Kutin, DJ Olive, Bill Horist,  Alexander Moskos, Josh Stevenson, Joshua Zubot, Ellwood Epps and JP Carter. 

Between 2012 and 2016 he founded and curated Destroy Vancouver (DV) an improvised music and sound art series produced by VIVO Media Arts Centre that brought together international improvisers with local and national sound artists and musicians. DV was co-produced by Vancouver Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Vancouver New Music, Suoni Per Il Popolo.

In recent years, his work on performance and improvisation has expanded to include sound installations and sound sculptures that consider the relationship between the sonic memory of musical instruments,  performance, and improvisation.