Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail

Derry, UK-N. IRELAND
Uniting two of the Ireland’s most forward-thinking musical propositions ... Eoin O’Callaghan AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail — 'Borders' is a singular collaborative project. Spanning symphonic ambience to widescreen electronica, it’s a genre-warping meeting of the minds from two of the country's most innovative artists. As two artists residing on either sides of the border in Derry/Londonderry, their paths have entwined several times in the past. They create a new continent of sound, a world where ‘Borders’ don’t exist. Though it was titled before the looming spectre of Brexit, ‘Borders’, as an album, encompasses much bigger universal themes about belonging in a world where division is more rife than ever. ‘Borders’ was recently awarded ‘Album of the Year’, the highest honour at the Northern Ireland Music Prize. With their blend of electronic and classical, the pairing of Vail and Orkestra has enraptured audiences all over the globe - from Germany to France to Mexico, the continent spanning mission of ‘Borders’ was also nominated for ‘Best Live Act’ at the NI Music Prize for its resonance and groundbreaking audio/visual landscape. Read More

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Graham Reynolds and Golden Arm Trio

Austin, TX
Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, ...Austin-based composer-bandleader-improvisor Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs, and concert halls, with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Deborah Hay. He recently scored Linklater’s "Where’d You Go, Bernadette" for Annapurna Pictures, "Happy Jail" for Netflix, the Rude Mechs’ "Stop Hitting Yourself" for Lincoln Center Theater, Ballet Austin’s "Grimm Tales," and a multi-year commission from Ballroom Marfa, "The Marfa Triptych." His Creative Capital Award winning bilingual opera, "Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance," as well as interdisciplinary collaboration “The Sound of Science” featuring Jeffrey Zeigler (Kronos Quartet), are currently touring internationally. As Artistic Director of the non-profit Golden Hornet, bandleader for the jazz-based but far-reaching Golden Arm Trio, and company member or resident composer with various organizations, his work spans a range of genres and disciplines. His latest studio effort, "MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite" debuted #21 on the NACC Non-Comm in November 2019. Read More
Listen: Graham Reynolds and Golden Arm Trio - Union Pacific

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Lambert

Berlin, GERMANY
“If someone’s wearing a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth.” – B...ob Dylan Dylan himself knew better than most the impact myth-making could have on one’s audience and art, but for pianist and instrumental songwriter Lambert, a Sardinian bull mask gives him something else, something he’s craved since he first started writing songs – freedom. Freedom to play a role, to be someone else, and to fully unleash his creative powers. “Everyone plays a role,” he argues. “So how do you even define ‘authentic artist’, or what is ‘true’?” Read More
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Michael Vincent Waller

New York, NY
Michael Vincent Waller (1985) is an American composer of contemporary class...ical music based in New York City. His music has been described as lyrical and introspective, drawing inspiration from impressionism, post-minimalism and world music. His work situates these familiar elements within decidedly unconventional and individual frameworks. He has been recently described as “a rising star composer...” and, his recent album Moments on Unseen Worlds was named “one of the last year’s best contemporary classical releases” (Brooklyn Rail). Read More
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Mother Falcon

Austin, TX
Mother Falcon is a symphonic rock band from Austin known for their wide-ran...ging instrumentation and collaborative songwriting. Founded in 2008, the group has grown to include a collective of up to 20 musicians playing strings, horns, guitars, and percussion. The group has toured throughout the United States and Canada, and collaborated with artists such as Ben Sollee, Kaki King, Todd Reynolds, and Gina Chavez. For the last 8 years, the band has been running an annual summer songwriting camp called Mother Falcon Music Lab, encouraging young musicians to find their creative voice through collaborative songwriting and other mediums. In summer 2019 the band began their first collaboration with Austin’s Trouble Puppet Theater, creating original songs and scoring for their production of American Blood Song. Mother Falcon plans to release new material in 2020, including their original score for Glass Half Full Theater’s show Petra and the Wolf. Read More

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