Brian McCorkle is a composer, musician, and performer. In addition to his work as What Color is Your Machine Gun? and with the composer's collective Varispeed, he is the Co-Director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Esther Neff. PPL makes large scale performance art operas in addition to duo and small group performances around the world. PPL also operates a space for experimental music and performance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their next opera, Any Size Mirror is a Dictator, made in collaboration with Drearysomebody (Lindsey Drury) will be published and premiered September 2014.
These are some excerpts from operas composed with and for the Panoply Performance Laboratory:
Any Size Mirror is a Dictator
The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel
On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians
An important part of my practice has become the building of small electronic instruments:
Here are two recordings from my soundcloud for your listening pleasure: