Brent was a gifted and prolific composer and performer. He led a dozen brilliant art-rock bands, built his own recording studio, and from 1981 until his death in 1993 was closely associated with VideoCabaret, performing with The Hummer Sisters and creating his masterpiece – almost 400 thematic and abstract score pieces for the 400 year arc of the History Plays. He has been nominated for several Dora Awards.