A Composer since his early teens, Brad Sayles has come to fulfill his promise by displaying his talents on many different sides of the medium of music; both creating music and recording it. His work on the independent films
Echoes of Innocence
The Bracelet of Bordeaux
have brought scores of both haunting beauty and uproarious fun to the movie theater, while his energetic score for the Houston Public Television special
Art is All Around Us
was nominated in 2006 for an Emmy. He is also the 2003 & 2006 first laureate of the Louisa Stude Sarofim Composition Competition for his chamber suite New England Journey and The Lilly respectivly.
His sound installation for sculptor Jo Ann Fleischhauer's
gave Houstonians an aural springboard from which to jump into the exciting visual components of the old Blanche Foley house. Most recently, Houstonians were thrusted into the musical soundscape of the famous Buffalo Bayou through his commissioned work The Buffalo Bayou Suite performed by the
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and heard on NPR's Performance Today.
The Houston Symphony Orchestra continuously relies on Brad's exceptional ear and technical knowledge to present its broadcasts and to produce its most recent recordings. Brad has produced and engineered recordings for many world-class musicians including the
Texas Guitar Quartet, Fidelis Quartet, composer
Anthony Brandt, composer and Jazz pianist Gary Norian, and vocalist Bryan Anthony.