Brian Evans is a computational artist/composer who uses mathematical models as the basis for his artwork, manifesting them through sound and image. His work has been presented internationally in solo and group art exhibits, film festivals, music festivals and concerts, and various publications. Recent exhibitions include the "ArCade II" exhibit at the University of Brighton, England, and a solo exhibit in Washington D.C. at the offices of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). Evans also shares a variety of his graphic and sonic work over the Internet on the World Wide Web (lightspace.com).
He has published several articles discussing the aesthetics and techniques of his work. Contributions include "Number as Form and Content (A Composer's Path of Inquiry)," in the book Visual Mind from the MIT Press and "Elemental Counterpoint with Digital Imagery," in the LEONARDO Music Journal.
Evans received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Illinois (1988), an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts (1984) and a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts (1976). His principal composition teachers were Earle Brown, Mel Powell, Morton Subotnick and Paul Martin Zonn. He attended seminars on computer music at CCRMA working with John Chowning and Leland Smith.
Evans is also an educator having designed and implemented a program on electroacoustic music at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He teaches courses in the history and practice of electronic and computer music. Evans currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.