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Rockville, Maryland

Brian Transeau (born Brian Wayne Transeau on October 4, 1971, in Rockville, Maryland) is an American musician who records under the stage name BT. Classically trained from the age of 13, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for one year before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles, California, and then back to Washington, D.C…

From an early age, BT demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for playing and understanding classical music. He was heavily influenced by avant-garde and romantic composers such as Stravinsky, Bartok, Debussy and Rachmaninov. His biggest influences, however, were from everyday sounds that most would take for granted, from noticing the meter of the grandfather clock in the foyer to the micro-rhythms of crickets and cicadas to the ambience of passing trains at night.

The drive to actualize the tools BT envisions has led to his evolution as one of the most cutting-edge programmers and technologists in music today. He has expanded this reach into a visionary software venture, Sonik Architects which launched its critically- and commercially-acclaimed iPhone application, Sonifi™.

Brian Transeau is the father of a young daughter, Kaia. He lives and composes his works in his Los Angeles home/studio in which he has a few Apple G5’s and 8 AMD dual-core Opteron 64-bit desktops which he uses for his techno-wizardry.

BT has released 8 albums and has scored over a dozen films. His most critically acclaimed album, “This Binary Universe” (released August 29, 2006), was composed in 5.1 surround sound and contains animated videos for each song, presenting a new way of experiencing music.

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  • blackrabbit83

    He only made 2 good tracks: "This Binary Universe" and "1.618" Thank you for those.

    31 May 9:32pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

    He frustrates me but I'll always love him for making This Binary Universe. Kinda strange that it isn't in his top played albums on here, like.

    29 May 6:55am Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    BT what a legend!

    28 Apr 3:30pm Reply
  • nemu_no_mune

    The top tracks chart please me in that it isn't just ASAW. People know where to find the good stuff. :) The world needs more ESCM.

    15 Apr 2:53pm Reply
  • synmesjasza

    Czadowa mieszanka ordynarnej muzy klubowej i nie tylko.

    7 Apr 4:14pm Reply
  • jeszczeniekot

    http://jeszczenie.pl/bt-hopeful-machines/

    1 Feb 2:38pm Reply
  • bukka1

    BT's Electronic Opus kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/445474695/electronic-opus

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • luen05

    welp, ASAW sucked. Hopefully his next project will be more like TBU/THM, still love him tho

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Liebe_Ist

    I hit over 5,000 plays of BT yesterday....

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ochuel

    @ metaphnora I really enjoyed your EP on bandcamp, nice tasty beats! I friend requested you. Keep up the good work!

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Liebe_Ist

    I take back what I said about his recent TV and film score work being good. I just realised that the song from "Betrayal" is ripped off from his work with Nick Phoenix on the "300 Years Later" album and that was done in 2005... No recent good stuff it seems...

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • DeusDaEDM

    GRAMMYYY

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • ochuel

    BT is a phenomenal musician nuff said!

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Liebe_Ist

    Uaz78, why is it necessary to "smear" him? - Because I've been a fan since 1997 (when I was 10 years old) and his standards are dropping. Just because I like a lot of his material does not mean I'm not allowed to dislike some of it too. I honestly wonder if he's gonna turn into the next Tiesto and completely sell out. I've been listening to a lot of his recent TV and film scores though and they are pretty decent. I love the work he did on "Betrayal". Really beautiful. So it's not all negative...

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Dmitry_Thrashed

    Quite good

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Uaz78

    Letting GO аххуенная <3

    3 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Uaz78

    Liebe_Ist, you're so top-listener BT then what the hell it is necessary to smear him?? where your logic, when you wrote that comment? and I do not "blind fan" as you put it!'s just as well my favorite artist is like 6 years old, and I recently started skrobllit and internet I did not have ... so be accumulated at least 5000 auditions, counting those from your phone headphones.

    3 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Gynotype

    but nah his hair is actually a massive plus

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • Gynotype

    yeah he should stick to moldy hoodies and toboggans like the best band ever death grips. it's LITERALLY the last thing holding him back

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • uranutan

    Amazing music but dude needs to chill tf out with the anime hair shit

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
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