Brian Belott was born in New Jersey (but studied ,or more accurately, they studied him) in NYC for the past 20 years. Not in a petri dish but in an inflatable kiddy pool, swaddled in donkey loins, he learned opera. But because of his singing, he was thrown out of school (Cooper Union ) and was forced to take up the xylophone at SVA. He alone knows the secrets of Gluck's Air in G, it was probably the starchy foods he had eaten!
While playing the Xylophone in a mine shaft, Brian was seriously hurt. A miner thought it a harmless joke if he would replace one of the xylophone bars with a stick of dynamite. In the mist of a Scaraltti solo, the instrument exploded and Brian was jettisoned to Israel where he converted to be a cesarean . It was during this time that Brian developed a extreme case of Synesthesia (thought to have been a result of head trauma) and when he returned to his job as a house painter, the synesthesic results were staggering. While painting a brownstone, black Brian had the strange feeling that he was dancing the Electric Slide at his cousins Wedding. Things went from bad to worse, and at ABT's opening night, Brian had to be pulled off stage by Julio Bocca for fawning a corny Charelston onstage. Once he regained consciousness he insisted that he was still at home, painting from a plaster cast of a foot and that he was embarrassed but he couldn't invite everyone in for coffee.
Information on Photographs:
Head on Fire --- Belott performing his youtube hit --- "head on fire, ring the alarm" at his home 2008, Photo by Chris Sanders
The other photos --- Brian conducting "Apparent Wuzzup Fluid" a vocal quartet and scattered chorus for PS1's Greater New york 2010
» sat 06/04: CHAOS: Dance Recital Concert