Brett Branning has always held a deep interest in sound and timbre as an artform. Much of the composer's work involves electroacoustic sounds, which generally incorporate both electronic and acoustic sounds merged into new, unique organic sounds. The sounds can either start out acoustically such a a digitally processed violin, or the relationship can be inverted such as an electronic synthesizer re-recorded inside of sewer tunnel.

Electroacoustic music originated in Western art music during the modern era following the incorporation of electric sound production into compositional practice. The initial developments in electroacoustic music composition during the 20th century are associated with the activities of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales at the ORTF in Paris, the home of musique concrete, the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR) studio in Cologne, where the focus was on the composition of elektronische Musik, and the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York, where tape music, electronic music, and computer music were all explored.