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Braden Diotte
Music Department Faculty
951.659.2171 x2313

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Braden Diotte is a native Californian, born in 1975.

As a composer, his works include:
Dementia Tranquille (2016; for Faust and ensemble)
Extraordinary Angels (2015; for ensemble)
General Manifest (2013; for harmonica, percussion & field recordings)
Saturnine (2010; for video & amplification)

As a multi-instrumentalist, he has toured as a member of the legendary German krautrock band Faust, the progressive pop band Pinback, the psychrock band Tarantula Hawk, has collaborated with members of avant-metal band Neurosis and experimental punk band The Locust, has performed in large ensemble presentations of Glenn Branca’s Symphony No.13: Hallucination City and Luciano Chessa’s Orchestra of Future Noise Intoners, and has produced albums for one-man industrial doom act Author & Punisher, as well as the international contemporary noise ensemble EXO//ENDO.

He earned his MFA in Experimental Sound Practices from the California Institute of the Arts, holds degrees in Computer Music, Cognitive Science, and Electronic Technology, and is a music department faculty member at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California.

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