brien engel

glass harp music

Classical guitar music by Anton Diabelli, adapted to glass harp:

Sonata in F major, Op. 29 No.3- II. Andante sostenuto

September 2016

New Videos! Check my youtube page– or click anywhere on the pictures below.

Music by Dusan Bogdanovic: Seven Little Secrets: No. 1

Upcoming Travels:

Durham North Carolina CenterFest, Sept 17th and 18th

Waxahachie Texas Chautauqua, Sept 24th (school visit too!)

Concert in the nave at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene TX, Sept 25th

(Plus school programs through Young Audiences of Abilene)

Ongoing performances at LakeFest in beautiful Pine Lake, GA

Oct. 1st and 2nd

School performances in North Carolina through the

Toe River Arts Council, Oct. 10th – 14th

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Thank you and happy fall!

February 2016

Enjoy some music:

Finlandia Hymn – Jean Sibelius

I Danmark er jeg født (In Denmark I was born)
Music by Henrik Rung.

Playing “Tenderly” on the back deck:


2015 was great! I found myself involved in a number of interesting projects. I played in a planetarium with the DeKalb Choral Guild. I also appeared on three tracks of Elise Witt’s album We’re All BORN SINGING, playing glasses, musical saw, and mbira. And it was a full plate for k-12, library, private events and other venues.

Then to close the year, I appeared in two commercials. The first in Boston, for Aloft Hotels and their WXYZ lounge, produced by Sleek Machine, enjoy:

The second shoot was in Paso Robles, CA, at Justin Winery. They are American Winery of the Year, so I was brought in to play a beautiful “fake” glass harp to celebrate… perfectly arranged by the producer and team, and ‘tuned with wine.’ I have great footage to share in time but for now, here are some photos of the wine tunnel, the shoot, and some captures from the commercial:


Enjoy a nice review of our most recent glass music festival held in Williamsbug, VA, on the blog. Glass Music International sponsors a conference and showcase of a wide variety of glass musicians and instruments every few years. It is always an inspiring time! Big thanks to Dean Shostak for hosting and organizing such an energizing event. Here is a link to the GMI site.

Here’s a Water-tuned cooking pot guitar.

2016 Fairs and Festivals information here.

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Happy 2016! – Brien

Drinks & music: coming soon to Boston Seaport.

Posted by Aloft Boston Seaport on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PO Box 33, Pine Lake, GA 30072

Brien Engel – Glass Harp Music

(404) 633-9322

Images by Brien Engel, Sleek Machine, Britni Danielle, and Wonderful LLC. Content copyright © 2000-2016 Brien Engel

Caught Live: In 2012 Britni Danielle filmed me street performing in Los Angeles along with multi-instrumentalist Charlie Cox, for her piece “The Unexpected.” The location is Hancock Park, by the La Brea Tar Pits. Thanks Britni!