Date and Time
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 7:00pm
Join us as we welcome Graham Reynolds' Golden Arm Trio and Beyondo
Graham Reynolds' Golden Arm Trio
Austin, Texas based composer-bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater to DJ Spooky to the Austin Symphony Orchestra. As bandleader of the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has repeatedly toured the country and released three critically acclaimed albums. As Co-Artistic Director of Golden Hornet Project with Peter Stopschinski, Reynolds has produced more than fifty concerts of world-premier alt-classical music by more than sixty composers, as well as five symphonies, two concertos and countless chamber pieces of his own. Reynolds music has been heard through-out the world on TV, on stage, in films, and on radio, from HBO to Showtime, Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center, and BBC to NPR. His score to the 2006 Robert Downey, Jr. feature “A Scanner Darkly” was named Best Soundtrack of the Decade by Cinema Retro magazine. His awards include the Lowe Music Theater Award, four Austin Critic’s Table awards, the John Bustin Award, an Amp Award, five Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins, a B. Iden Payne Award, Meet the Composer and Map grants, as well as support from the National Endowment for the Arts for several projects.
Graham will be performing new variations on Duke Ellington tunes, in support of his 2011 release entitled 'DUKE!". His band is comprised of a rotating cast of world class musicians, always changing and ever-encompassing a fusion of mind bending compositions with the most powerful players.
Beyondo is a genre-bending experimental soul band led by Brooklyn trumpeter, Eric Biondo. Gold Tone is Beyondo's first full-length record. This independent release is an exploration in the sound of the trumpet as a voice and the voice as an instrument. Every song was built on an improvisation with the intent of capturing the honesty of first-time feelings that cannot be replicated in second-time reenactments. Church-evoking brass chorals give birth to soulful funk grooves of fever-dream soundtracks. Gold Tone features guest appearances from Luke O'Malley (Phenomenal Handclap Band), Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness, Sway Machinery), Rob Di Pietro (Jessie Harris, Norah Jones), Alex Hamlin (Jerseyband), and Tony Barba (Young Blood Brass Band).
Eric Biondo has also independently contributed his trumpet playing in the studio with bands such as Antibalas, TV on The Radio, Holly Miranda, Passion Pit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charlie Hunter Band, Foals, Holy Ghost!, The Monkees, and many many more.