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Encyclopedia > Brian Transeau
Brian Transeau
BT holding an M-Audio Ozonic keyboard
BT holding an M-Audio Ozonic keyboard
Background information
Birth name Brian Wayne Transeau
Also known as BT
Born October 4, 1971
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Genre(s) Trance, House, Ambient, Film Score
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, composer
Years active 1995 - Present
Label(s) Perfecto Records, Reprise Records, Headspace Recordings, Nettwerk, DTS Entertainment, Black Hole Recordings
Website http://www.btmusic.com

Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is a trance musician, better known by his stage name, BT. He has been called the "Father of Trance" for his pioneering in the trance genre [1],[2] and "Prince of Dance Music" for his multi-instrumentalist skills [3], and in recent years he has gained additional fame for producing Hollywood film scores. Image File history File links BT_ozonic. ... M-Audio logo M-Audio (formerly Midiman), a business unit of Avid Technology, is a manufacturer of a variety of digital audio workstation interfaces, keyboard MIDI controllers, condenser microphones, and studio monitors, among other products. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Look up Ambient, Ambience in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Perfecto Records is a label founded by famed trance DJ Paul Oakenfold in 1989. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Nettwerk is a large Vancouver, British Columbia based record label and music management firm. ... Black Hole Recordings is a Netherlands recording label founded by one of the worlds leading DJs Tijs Verwest (DJ Tiësto), and Arny Bink in 1997. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ...


When recording with other artists, BT has used the aliases Kaistar, Libra, Dharma, Prana, Elastic Reality, Elastic Chakra, and GTB.


BT is known in production circles for his signature technique, the stutter edit, also known as the BT stutter [4][5]. This technique consists of taking a small sample of a sound and then repeating it in a musical as well as mathematical way.

Contents

Early years

Transeau showed an early aptitude for music, playing the piano from the age of two [6] and mastering the works of Chopin and Bach by the age of six [7]. As an adolescent, he heard electronic music such as New Order, Depeche Mode and began to love it. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for one year before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles, California[citation needed]. Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...


Music career

BT moved back to the Washington, DC area where he grew up and collaborated there with his friends Ali and Sharam of Deep Dish in the early 1990s. Transeau's productions were not popular in the United States, and he had no idea that he had become a sensation across the Atlantic, where UK DJs like Sasha and Paul Oakenfold were regularly spinning his music to the delight of crowds. Sasha bought Transeau a ticket to London, where BT witnessed his own massive success; several thousand clubbers responded enthusiastically when Sasha played his song[8]. He was soon signed to Oakenfold's record label. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Deep Dishs single Flashdance Deep Dish is a DJ and dance music duo consisting of Iranian-American members Ali Dubfire Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. ... Sasha (born Alexander Coe on September 4, 1969), is a Welsh DJ and record producer. ... Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963 in London, England) is a record producer and one of the best-known, and most expensive (£25,000 per gig)[1] Trance DJs worldwide. ...


In the early years of BT's career (roughly 1995-2000), he pioneered the trance genre, which was less hyper and more soothing than most other types of dance music. Despite the fact that he is not truly a DJ and doesn't claim to be[9], BT has often appeared on the lists of the world's top DJs. In 2006, he ranked 73rd on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ list. In 2005, he ranked 82nd [10], up from 92 in 2004[11]. Additional rankings were 83rd in 2003[12] and 76 in 2001.[13] 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


BT has said of his musical background, "I'm not the traditional type of dance music artist. I'm not a DJ. I come from a classical music background. I attended the Berklee College of Music, and I played in punk bands." [8]


Ima

Instantly popular, BT's 1996 album Ima helped shape the future of the burgeoning progressive house scene as it merged with, and later came to define, the trance music style. Notable on Ima was a collaboration with singer/songwriter Tori Amos called "Blue Skies", which was released as a single and subsequently rose to the top of the dance charts. Ima is the debut album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. It was released in 1995. ... Progressive electronica is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... A Song Infobox has been requested for this article. ...


ESCM

While Ima was comprised solely of the "progressive" sound, 1997's ESCM was more experimental (although it still produced several big records for the electronic dance music scene). The album featured more complex melodies and more traditional harmonies along with a heavier use of vocals. The tone of the album is darker and less whimsical than Ima. The album, as a whole, is much more diverse than BT's debut album. The LP was a hit in England, Australia and Japan [8]. See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Piece of work from progressive trance artist BT, aka Brian Transeau. ... Ima is the debut album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. It was released in 1995. ...


Tracks:

  1. "Firewater" (Downtempo) (8:44): Vocals by T.H. Culhane in Arabic. Culhane sings of spaceships coming to bring messages of peace to transform the earth. The beats are heavy and the track is full of atmospheric pads and swirls. The last 1/4 of the track brings in BT on acoustic guitar and vocals, the track ends with a string arrangement by Simon Hale.
  2. "Orbitus Teranium" (Breakbeat) (8:11): Beginning with a piano melody, it then breaks into a strong breakbeat driven song with elements of electro and other electronic noises. The piano melody comes in again about halfway through, and then continues into the breakbeat patter with added elements.
  3. "Flaming June" (Trance) (8:25): Perhaps the most famous track of BT's career. This melodic trance song practically defined late 90's trance, and is still considered a classic among EDM enthusiasts. The track was born after BT woke up with a melody in his head. While in a taxi, he remarked to the driver about how hot it was outside. The driver replied with: "Flaming june, man. Flaming june." Brian wrote and finished the track that day.
  4. US version: "Lullaby for Gaia" (Nu Skool House) (5:21): Vocals by Jan Johnston. This dreamlike track features a bassline admittedly inspired by Peter Hook of New Order.
    Non-US versions: "The Road to Lostwithiel" (Ambient Drum n' Bass) (8:35): This dreamy track is full of sweeping synths and a bouncing bass all within a more minimal drum n' bass beat.
  5. "Memories In A Sea Of Forgetfulness" (Spiritual Drum n' Bass) (7:40): Vocals by T.H. Culhane. This track starts out with a string arrangement but then goes into an agnst and oppressed vocal driven drum n' bass song that gets increasingly aggressive.
  6. "Solar Plexus" (Experimental Rock) (4:14): This song is divided into two parts. One being an angst filled rock anthem in which BT exclaims "I BURN!", the second half of the song is slow and introspective, with a single piano and slowly building electronic accents. The vocals in the second half are personal and quiet. The lyrics to this song have been disputed by BT fans for ages.
  7. "Nectar" (House) (5:55): Vocals by BT. This song came out of a recording session in which Brian sang random phrases. The lyrics are repeated throughout in 12/8 time. In the middle the track brings in an electric guitar that follows it throughout the rest of the track.
  8. "Remember" (House) (8:00): Vocals by Jan Johnston. Another one of BT's most famous tracks. It also features a string arrangement in addition to its classic BT sound.
  9. US version: "Love, Peace, and Grease" (Breakbeat) (US Version): This version is more sample driven and uses a sample of a robotic "love, peace, and grease".
    Non-US versions: "Love Peace and Grease" (Breakbeat) (5:21): This version is the more commonly favored of the two and is a sample of BT getting into the breakbeat sound that would define most of Movement in Still Life.
  10. "Content" (Dream Trance) (10:51): Beginning with piano chords that play throughout, this often overlooked track blends most of the elements found in ESCM. Including its breakbeat breakdown half way through. After the track there is a hidden bonus track which is a brief string arrangement of Flaming June.

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Movement in Still Life

BT released his 1999 album Movement in Still Life and continued his previous experimentation outside of the trance genre. The album, his third, features a strong element of nu skool breaks, a genre he helped define[citation needed] with the popular "Hip-Hop Phenomenon", in collaboration with Tsunami One. The LP moved into less experimental music and was somewhat worrying to some fans on the artist's message boards.[citation needed] The strong hip-hop influences on "Madskillz-Mic Chekka" and "Love on Haight Street" combined with pop flavors to cause doubt that BT was moving away from his roots. However, the album hits a spectrum of genre-work. "Smartbomb" is a mix of funky, heavy riffs from both synthesizers and guitars woven over a hip-hop break and includes a lyric sample from "Love on Haight Street". "Shame", "Satellite", and "Running Down the Way Up" lean towards the alt-rock, while "Godspeed" and "Dreaming" fall into classic trance ranks. "Never Gonna Come Back Down" (featuring vocals by Mike Doughty) was the most popular single from the album, and appeared on the Gone in 60 Seconds soundtrack in radio edited form. "Mercury and Solace", while failing to achieve the commercial success of "Never Gonna Come Back Down", is the most commercially remixed song from the album (http://folk.uio.no/ulfb/odd/btdisc.htm). Jan Johnston sang vocals on this track and others, with Kirsty Hawkshaw also making significant vocal contributions to "Running Down the Way Up" and "Dreaming". Movement in Still Life is the third album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. The UK version was released in 1999; the US version released in 2000 has a substantially shorter running time and a different track order and selection. ... Nu skool breaks is a form of breakbeat music genre, combining the futuristic sense of drum and bass, the sounds of techno, the bass of dub and the beats from real drummers and drum machines. ... Tsunami One was an influential UK-based nu skool breaks act, composed of duo Adam Freeland and Kevin Beber. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Mike Doughty and bassist Scrap Livingston performing at the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival Mike Doughty (born June 10, 1970), is a singer and songwriter best known as the lead singer of Soul Coughing (generally as M. Doughty). ... Gone in Sixty Seconds, or Gone in 60 Seconds, is the name of two films, one a remake of the other: Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Jan Johnston (born February 21, 1965) is a British female vocalist. ... Kirsty Hawkshaw is a female dance/electronica/house artist and songwriter who is known for her signature angelic vocals. ...


Emotional Technology

The original versions of many tracks that were to be released on the followup to Movement in Still Life were stolen from BT's studio during a burglary around Christmas of 2001. $75,000 worth of equipment was stolen. The 11 lost tracks included collaborations with Sarah MacLachlan and Peter Gabriel which were never duplicated. Movement in Still Life is the third album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. The UK version was released in 1999; the US version released in 2000 has a substantially shorter running time and a different track order and selection. ... Sarah McLachlan Sarah Ann McLachlan (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...


The album that replaced the lost tracks was Emotional Technology, released in 2003. It featured more vocal tracks than BT's previous fare, including six with vocals by BT himself. Emotional Technology was BT's least experimental album to date, and many consider it the "popiest" of all of his work. The big single from the album, Somnambulist, draws heavily from the breakbeats and new wave dance of New Order and Depeche Mode, whom BT has cited as major influences [4]. The rest of the album fairly escapes genre labeling[citation needed], from the dark guitar work of Circles, to The Only Constant is Change which is reminiscent of Satellite, the album blends genres and changes genres in mid-track[citation needed]. Emotional Technology is the fourth album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. It features vocals by JC Chasez, Rose McGowan, and Transeau himself, among others. ... Emotional Technology is the fourth album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. It features vocals by JC Chasez, Rose McGowan, and Transeau himself, among others. ... Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved) is a song by Brian Transeau, better known as BT, that was released as a single on March 20, 2003. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... New Order is an English rock group formed in 1980 by the remaining members of Joy Division following the suicide of singer Ian Curtis. ... Depeche Mode are a popular electronic band formed in 1980 in Essex, England. ...


1. The Meeting of A Hundred Yang (Intro Trak)(0:44): This introductory track picks up right where Satellite (The closing track on the UK version of Movement in Still Life) left off as it plays the main tune of the song in reverse. There are lyrics that appear in reverse as well over the chirping of crickets. They are lyrics of other songs in the album.


3. Knowledge of Self (Breakbeat) (6:41): Vocals by Guru. Guru raps (with abundant stutter edits) over simple breakbeats with a fat, processed bass. The climax of the songs bursts into a more nu-skool breakbeat finale.


This Binary Universe

BT's fifth studio album, This Binary Universe, released in 2006, is his second studio album released in 5.1 surround sound, the first being the soundtrack to the motion picture Monster. This Binary Universe is the fifth album by composer and electronica artist Brian Transeau (BT) released on August 29, 2006. ... Surround sound is the concept of expanding the spatial imaging of audio playback from 1 dimension (mono/Left-Right) to 2D or 3D. This is often performed for a more realistic audio environment, actively implemented in cinema sound systems, technical theatre, home entertainment, video arcades, computer gaming, and a growing... Monster is a 2003 film about the life of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


The album features a mix of many genres, including jazz, breakbeats, and classical music. Three songs feature a full 110-piece orchestra. BT has said that the album has a lullaby-like quality, inspired by his daughter, Kaia, who sat on his lap throughout most of the song writing process. Animated videos were created to accompany each song [14]. The videos are included in a DVD packaged along with the CD.


Keyboard Magazine declared of the album, “In a hundred years, it could well be studied as the first major electronic work of the new millennium.” [7]


Unlike his last two albums, which featured vocals on almost every track, this album contains none. The tracks also change genres constantly throughout. A good example is "The Antikythera Mechanism", which starts off almost lullaby-like complete with a piano, acoustic guitars and reversed beats. Halfway through the track, the song explodes with a 110-piece orchestra, followed by a section of breakbeats and ending with the de-construction of the orchestra.


An hour-long video interview with BT focusing on This Binary Universe is available on the DivX Stage6 BT channel. This Binary Universe is the fifth album by composer and electronica artist Brian Transeau (BT) released on August 29, 2006. ...


Through the months of November and December of 2006, BT toured the album with Thomas Dolby opening. This 3 piece band set featured many instruments created by BT himself, as well as introduced his live stutter edit plug in that will be released in 2007. The concert also featured a live slideshow of images from the online website deviantART as a backdrop.[15]. Images and accounts from the tour to date can be seen at dA Presents. Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician best known for his 1982 synth pop hit She Blinded Me With Science. He is also a successful session musician, music producer, inventor and entrepreneur, whose company Beatnik, Inc. ... The correct title of this article is . ...


The Stutter Edit as well as Break Tweaker are both software created by BT's company "Sonik Architects" and will be release sometime in 2007. A demonstration of the stutter edit can be seen in the posted interview above.


Collaborations

Shortly after Movement in Still Life, BT produced NSync's 'Pop'. With this song, one of NSync's biggest hits ever, he introduced his trademark stutter vocals to the masses [17]. An instrumental version can be heard/viewed here. GTB is a TLA that can be used to refer to: Grounded Theory Building This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... A Song Infobox has been requested for this article. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential English post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... Richard Lofthouse Butler (born on 5 June 1956, in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England) is lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs, which he formed in 1977 along with his brother Tim Butler and guitarist John Ashton. ... The Jackal - Poster 1 The Jackal - Poster 2 This article is about the movie. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ... Joshua Scott Chasez (born August 8, 1976), known as JC, is an American singer and actor, best known as a member of N Sync. ... Rose McGowan (born September 5, 1973)[1] is an American actress known for her role as Paige Matthews in the WB television series Charmed and the cult-classic Devil In The Flesh. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Stealth is a 2005 action/adventure thriller starring Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel & Josh Lucas. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Billie Ray Martin is a female singer born in Hamburg, Germany noted for her elegant, soulful voice as much as her avante-garde persona. ... Movement in Still Life is the third album by electronica artist Brian Transeau, also known as BT. The UK version was released in 1999; the US version released in 2000 has a substantially shorter running time and a different track order and selection. ...


BT provided vocals on the DJ Tiësto single "Love Comes Again"-- in exchange, Tiësto remixed BT's song from Emotional Technology, "Force of Gravity." BT recently contributed vocals to Tiësto's track "Break My Fall." Tijs Verwest on the cover of his DVD Another day at Office (2003) Tijs Verwest (born January 17, 1969) is one of the worlds leading dance DJs and trance musicians. ...


Upcoming collaborations:

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Film scores

In recent years, BT has moved into film scoring, creating the scores for Go (1999), Under Suspicion (2000), Driven (2001), The Fast and the Furious (2001), Stealth (2005), Underclassman (2005), Look (2006) and Catch And Release (2007). He produced the score for the 2001 film Zoolander but then had his name pulled from the project. His tracks for the film were finished by composer David Arnold [18]. His score for the film Monster (2003) has received particular acclaim [4]. For the record label, see Film Score Monthly. ... Go is a 1999 film directed by Doug Liman, with three intertwining plots that happen to involve one drug deal. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Under Suspicion is the name of at least two films: Under Suspicion (2000) starring Gene Hackman, and Under Suspicion (1991) starring Liam Neeson. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Driven in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in The Fast and the Furious. ... Stealth is a 2005 action/adventure thriller starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. ... Underclassman film poster Underclassman is a 2005 film directed by Marcos Siega. ... Catch and Release is a romantic comedy film released on January 26, 2007. ... Zoolander is a 2001 film based on a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and written by Drake Sather and Ben Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television show in 1996 and 1997. ... David Arnold (born February 27, 1962 in Luton in Bedfordshire, England) is one of the most popular and successful young British composers[citation needed]. He is probably best known for the film scores to Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996) and four James Bond films. ... Monster is a 2003 film about the life of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transeau has also done the score for video games Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas (2000), Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (2002) and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (2004).


BT has even ventured into television, creating the scores for the TV series Kevin Hill in 2004 and for Tommy Lee Goes To College for NBC in 2005. He also executive-produced the Tommy Lee series, the idea for which he actually developed and sold to NBC [9]. NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Live performances

Unlike many trance artists, Transeau frequently performs his music live. In August 2000, he headlined the E-Pavilion at EndFest. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... KNDD, also known as 107. ...


For New Year's Eve 2001, he performed at a Los Angeles block party with Paul Oakenfold and Deep Dish [19]. Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963 in London, England) is a record producer and one of the best-known, and most expensive (£25,000 per gig)[1] Trance DJs worldwide. ... Deep Dishs single Flashdance Deep Dish is a DJ and dance music duo consisting of Iranian-American members Ali Dubfire Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. ...


In 2004, he did a very popular "last night of summer" concert at BT Tower (named for British Telecom). BT Tower from the Euston Road, looking south. ... BT Group plc (which trades as just BT, and is commonly known by its former name, British Telecom) is the privatised former British state telecommunications operator. ...


BT is currently (December 2006) on tour in support of This Binary Universe in a dual-headliner tour with Thomas Dolby. This Binary Universe is the fifth album by composer and electronica artist Brian Transeau (BT) released on August 29, 2006. ...


Software

BT has written his own software called BreakTweaker for his latest album. He will be releasing it in 2007 under his software company, Sonik Architects. He plans to then come out with a line of tools and plugins specifically aimed at musicians and DJs, including his signature stutter edit [20]. Both BreakTweaker and StutterEdit were scripted by BT at the command-line level [7].


In addition to his "BT Stutter" edit, BT's signature sound is also achieved by means of a method of sound manipulation called granular synthesis, where sounds are broken apart into tiny pieces and rearranged to create very chaotic and wild soundscapes[21]. BT is one of the direct pioneers of time correction techniques [22]. Time correction is a method by which a producer takes a series of samples with random occurrence (such as rain) and time corrects each individual hit according to a rhythmic and mathematical grid, much like the BT stutter. The result is that the seemingly random pulses take on a rhythmic form as well as a developing pattern, but retain their chaotic and unpredictable character. Granular synthesis is a sound synthesis method that operates on the microsound time scale. ...


Transeau has developed his own method of time-correcting which he calls "nano-correcting," which is correcting any note shorter than a 64th note. He is writing a book on stutter editing and time correcting and has included a chapter on nano-correcting[22].


Personal life

BT has a young daughter, Kaia, as well as a girlfriend, Ashley. He lives and composes his works in his Los Angeles home studio in the neighborhood of Los Feliz. The studio has eight terabytes of storage space for music, leading BT to say, "Basically, my house is a hard drive." [4] The house/studio was designed by the master architect Frank Gehry, who famously designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Frank Owen Gehry, (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg in Toronto, Ontario on February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... Geography > Europe > Spain > Basque Country > Biscay Cityscape of Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum on the bottom right Bilbao (Basque: Bilbo) is a city in northern Spain, the largest city in the Pais Vasco and the capital of the province of Vizcaya (Basque: Bizkaia). ...


Transeau has claimed on many of his profile sites that he regards watching television with disdain.


Kaia can speak in English, Spanish and sign language and has inspired tracks on BT's latest record [20].


BT announced on "The Dawn and Drew Show"[23] podcast on November 13, 2006 that he will soon be moving to Berkeley, CA; the main reason is to find a better environment to raise Kaia. Berkeley is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern United States. ...


In January 2007, Transeau lost items valued at a total of US $150,000 [24] which included his personal computer containing the show display of 'This Binary Universe.' This is the second noted robbery which has befallen Transeau. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


In response to this, Transeau has posted a US$20,000 reward (or his equivalent time as a producer) for information leading to the recovery of his music, and on his website has noted attempts to create a non-profit community subscription service where individuals can record details in an attempt to help track future stolen goods.


Discography

Albums

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Singles and EPs

  • "The Moment of Truth" (1995) (As Brian Transeau)
  • "Relativity" (1995) (As Brian Transeau)
  • "Loving You More" (1996) (vocals by Vincet Cavello)
  • "Embracing the Sunshine" (1996)
  • "Blue Skies" (1996) (vocals by Tori Amos)
  • "Love, Peace and Grease" (1997)
  • "Flaming June" (1997)
  • "Remember" (1997) (vocals by Jan Johnston)
  • "Godspeed" (1998)
  • "Mercury and Solace" (1999) (vocals by Jan Johnston)
  • "Dreaming" (2000) (vocals by Kirsty Hawkshaw)
  • "Smartbomb" (2000) (vocals by Rascoe)
  • "Never Gonna Come Back Down" (2000) (vocals by Mike Doughty)
  • "Shame" (2001) (vocals by BT)
  • "Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)" (2003) (vocals by BT and JC Chasez)
  • The Technology EP (2004)

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Compilations

  • R&R (Rare & Remixed) (2001) - A two disc mix album showcasing BT's remix work, rare songs from his early career and previously unreleased tracks, most notably "Sunblind".
  • 10 Years In the Life (2002) - Disc 1 is a collection of rare songs, remixes and edits of Transeau's songs, showcasing Transeau's progression as an artist over the span of a decade. It notably includes his very first track ever recorded, "The Moment Of Truth". Disc 2 is a mix album and features remixes and rare tracks done by BT, including remixes of Madonna, DJ Rap, The Crystal Method and Deep Dish. Most of the rare tracks by BT are under the names of his many aliases. The booklet that comes with the CD features stories by BT about the making of each track on both discs, as well as a series of comments about his early career, remixing, scoring films and producing music in general.

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Film appearances & scores

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Remixes

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Video game appearances and scores

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Sample CDs

  • Breakz from the Nu Skool (2002)
  • Twisted Textures (2002)
  • 300 Years Later (with Nick Phoenix) (2005)

Aliases and Pseudonyms

  • BT
  • Prana
  • Elastic Chakra
  • Elastic Reality
  • Libra
  • Dharma
  • Kaistar
  • GTB (Guy Oldhams, Taylor, & Brian Transeau)

See also

Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

References

  1. ^ Roland US Community Article
  2. ^ Peter Arnberg Article
  3. ^ Jive Magazine Review
  4. ^ a b c d Keyboard Magazine Article
  5. ^ http://www.apple.com/pro/profiles/bt/
  6. ^ LA City Beat
  7. ^ a b c Costa Communications Press Release
  8. ^ a b c Remix Magazine
  9. ^ a b http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2004/10/02/the_world_at_his_fingertips/?page=2
  10. ^ DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2005
  11. ^ DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2004
  12. ^ DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2003
  13. ^ DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2001
  14. ^ BTs' Last FM site
  15. ^ News: deviantART Presents BT and Thomas Dolby, 7 November 2006 - deviantART News
  16. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1445116/20010712/story.jhtml#/news/articles/1445116/20010712/story.jhtml
  17. ^ http://www.jivemagazine.com/review.php?rid=320
  18. ^ http://folk.uio.no/ulfb/odd/films.htm
  19. ^ MTV News Article
  20. ^ a b Progressive Sounds
  21. ^ http://music.ign.com/articles/637/637464p2.html
  22. ^ a b http://emusician.com/mag/emusic_sonic_surgeon/index.html
  23. ^ http://dawnanddrewwp.podshow.com/dnds-446/
  24. ^ http://www.btmusic.com/Brian_Transeau_Home_Robbery.pdf

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Brian Transeau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2381 words)
Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1970 in Rockville, Maryland) is an electronica musician, better known by his stage name, BT.
Transeau's productions were not popular in the United States, and he had no idea that he had become a sensation across the Atlantic, where UK DJs like Sasha and Paul Oakenfold were regularly spinning his music to the delight of crowds.
Transeau has developed his own method of time-correcting which he calls "nano-correcting," which is correcting any note above a 64th note.
This Binary Universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (791 words)
Often cited in reviews and interviews with the artist himself, this album makes extensive usage of a technique called circuit bending, often intentionally miswiring and short-circuiting keyboards, children's toys, and even furbys to achieve a completely random sequence of sounds that is then time-corrected to keep the rhythm and beat of the song.
Also, many of the beats and rhythms in the album were completely pioneered by new computer programs created by Brian Transeau himself for exclusively achieving the effects he wanted to implement.
Transeau has also stated that Kaia was sitting in his lap throughout most of the production on the album and that the album also serves as a series of lullabies for his daughter.
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