On the 4th of October 1971, Brian Wayne Transeau was born in Rockville, Maryland. Brian’s father was a FBI and DEA agent, while his mother was a psychiatrist. Brian was exposed to classical music when he was four years old. He then played classical piano. When he was eight years old, he studied at Washington Conservatory of Music focusing on theory and composition. Due to break dancing culture, Brian was introduced to electronic music. He was influenced by New Order, Depeche Mode, Afrika Bambaataa and Kraftwerk. When he was in high school, he joined three bands. He was the drummer in one band, then bassist on the second band and the guitarist on the other. When he was fifteen years old, he studied jazz in Berklee College of Music. The music school was located in Boston, Massachusetts. During this age, Brian learned how to experiment with different instruments like playing keyboards with the use of guitar pedals. Aside from these said instruments, he also played synths, glockenspiel, sequencers and other instruments that he modified. His composition starts with the use of basic instruments like guitar and piano.
Aside from producing great music, Brian takes his time in scuba diving. He also supports marine life organizations especially those who focused on shark preservations. Their team even created a charity bracelet where the profits were 100% donated to Shark Trust.
Brian is well known as BT on stage. He is an American singer, composer, producer, audio technician and multi-instrumentalist. He was focused in producing electronic music. He is also known as the pioneer of trance and intelligent dance music. Brian also expanded his genre t classical, film composition and bass music.
Brian also pioneered the stutter edit. It is a production technique that is made by taking a fragment of sound then repeating it in rhythm. His song “Simply Being Loved” made an entry to Guinness Book of World Records. The song had the most number of vocals edits. Due to this approach in editing music, a software was created by the company Sonik Architects. They developed a softwares like Stutter Edit, BreakTweaker and Sonifi.
In 2010, His album “These Hopeful Machines” was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the Grammy Awards. Brian collaborated with different artist by helping them produce, remix and write songs. Some of the artist he collaborated with were Madonna, NSYNC, Sting, Britney Spears and Blake Lewis. He also contributed in making soundtracks for the movies Go, Monster and The Fast and the Furious.