Brian Field's music is an eclectic fusion of lyricism and driving rhythm that brings together elements of post-romanticism, minimalism, and jazz that, according to Gramophone, "has a winning melodic flow and harmonic translucency," and Fanfare comments that it "extends tonality beyond of its limits. but always in a lofty and lyrical way”. He has received a host of awards, including a McKnight Foundation Grant, the Benenti Foundation Recording Award; First Prize, Briar Cliff Choral Music Competition; and First Prize, Victor Herbert ASCAP Young Composers Competition, among dozens of others.
Mr. Field began his musical studies at the age of eight on the piano, and began making his first serious compositions at sixteen, earning a BA in Music and English Literature from Connecticut College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. In Connecticut, he studied composition with Noel Zahler, piano with Polish pedagogue Zosia Jacynowicz, organ with John Anthony, and harpsichord/figured bass realization with Linda Skernick. As a composer, Mr. Field continued his musical studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he earned his Master of Music, where he was a student of Milton Babbitt. After his time in New York, Mr. Field attended Columbia University and earned his Ph.D. At Columbia, he was a Member of the Chair and studied composition with George Edwards and Mario Davidovsky.
Mr. Field's compositions include music for television and theater; concert works for soloists, chamber, ballet, choral, vocal, electroacoustic and orchestral. His compositions have been widely performed in the United States and internationally.
"The result of leaving my work 'Instant' in the hands of the Novus Promúsica team has been splendid. Both the work and I have received more attention than one would expect. I congratulate myself and the Novus Promusica team for showing me their professional and human competence."
Jose BuenaguNOVUS ARTIST - COMPOSER
"It was Manuel Ruiz del Corral, Founder and Artistic Director of Novus Promusica who introduced me to the technical and artistic possibilities of his project. Immediately, I met Irene Cantos, who is part of the project and, besides, she is a very remarkable talented pianist. She recorded two of my works and the result achieved seems to me of great beauty and quality. I think I will discover even more aspects of the excellence of Novus Promusica."
Miguel BustamanteNOVUS ARTIST - COMPOSER
"My experience with Novus Promúsica speaks of quality and respect, with production methods that facilitate and bring the recording process closer, open to suggestions and flexible in terms of the final sound result. Irene Cantos understands and breathes music deeply, with a clean sound that reveals every detail of the musical message that I wanted to convey in my pieces, making these musical miniatures great."
Ana Vazquez SilvaNOVUS ARTIST - COMPOSER
"Recording with Novus Promusica label was a real pleasure since the team is made up of professional musicians, which facilitates the relationship and communication with the performer. The recording was done in a natural and organic way thanks to the fact that they perfectly intuited the musical ideas that I wanted to carry out as well as the type of sound that I was looking for in the recording. Without a doubt, it was a very pleasant and comforting experience."
Andres NavarroNOVUS ARTIST - PIANIST
"It has been a great and surprising experience to record with you for the simplicity and speed of the procedure with the upright piano. The quality and attention received are of the highest quality with wonderful generosity, availability and respect, as well as great professionalism. I am excited to see the result for the development possibilities not only as a pianist, but as president of my Fundación El Sonido y El Tiempo Internacional, for our didactic and concert activities with young pianists and also with great artists in our international cultural exchanges."
Daniel GoldsteinNOVUS ARTIST - PIANIST
"Working with the Novus ProMusica team has been a great pleasure; from the wonderful artistic
interpretation through the highly collaborative, efficient and timely process of refinement and
mastering. They have been great partners in bringing my musical vision to life"
"The innovative procedure, the quality of the results and the attention received was what amazed me the most. The Novus team is really professional and caring. They respond quickly to all the needs that arise in the process. Another country and another continent, time change is not an obstacle for an effective collaboration with them (I recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina)"
"A fantastic artistic journey with NOVUS Promusica. Innovation, professionalism, and support for young talents. A wonderful initiative with several very interesting ingredients: the artistic quality, youth, the uniqueness of the proposals, and a suitable balance between established and experimental new music... all seasoned with great doses of human quality. One of my first creations as a composer has brought us together, and I have no words to express the magnificent result achieved by pianist Noemí Teruel. She demonstrates an absolute mastery of the pieces, imprinting each one with the personality and expressiveness of the music itself, with absolute clarity. A powerful and brilliant performance that transports me to the moment of its creation."
"Recording with Novus Promusica has been a fantastic artistic experience. From my personal point of view, one of the most important aspects I have appreciated during the recording process is the fact that I felt completely free in the creative process. I had the time and space to experiment, choose, and decide down to the tiniest detail, always advised and wonderfully accompanied by my producers, Manuel Ruiz del Corral and Irene Cantos Pérez."