Brian Odlum is an American electronic music composer currently residing in Spain. Brian studied violoncello at Lewis & Clark College. He graduated in 1971 in performance, and shortly after successfully auditioned for a chair in the Oregon Symphony. For the next decade Brian earned his living playing in the orchestra and teaching cello students. During that time he learned to play pedal-steel guitar, constructed one of the world's first solid-body electric cellos, and returned to the university to earn a degree in computer science. Many years would pass before technology (both software and hardware) would be capable of what Brian envisioned accomplishing. Eventually it did catch up with his imagination, and he began his career as a composer. Only a handful of Brian's works are intended to be realizable by performing musicians. The majority are conceived as playable only by the computer.