Rebecca Brandt

rebecca In May 2012, Rebecca released her debut album “Numbers & Shapes,” 14 tracks of original compositions written and orchestrated for over 30 instruments. While her sound can be broadly classified as an instrumental pop/classical crossover, “Numbers & Shapes” blends a variety of genres, mainly focusing on electro-acoustic, contemporary classical, and electronic styles. Each piece is unique in style and strcture and has its own little world, often toying with jazz, post-rock, and more traditionally classical concepts. The album focuses largely on concepts of music theory, numbers, natural contours, and shapes.

Rebecca is also an accomplished orchestrator and arranger. The album features a wide array of interesting instrumentations, ranging from solo piano to string quartet; to a mixture of woodwinds, guitars and synthesizers; to a 30-piece orchestral arrangement on the last track. She transcribed the album in its entirety for a 14-piece ensemble that premiered at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn in September 2012.

“Numbers & Shapes” received a top-25 shortlist nomination at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Along with her solo work, Rebecca writes music for a variety of film, television, and multimedia projects. Recent composing work includes scoring the short Chinese film “Play,” named runner-up at the Director’s Guild of America awards; three Adelphi University commercials; and several short dramas. Her original spots were also sent to major clients including Kellogg’s, Audi, Always, Hot Wheels and others through a Manhattan music production house.

Rebecca studied music composition and film scoring at New York University, graduating cum laude with honors in 2009. She is a member of ASCAP.