Graham Reynolds and the 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 Rude Mechs and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. As bandleader of the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has repeatedly toured the country and released five 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 Critics' 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. Upcoming works include the score to "Bernie", a Jack Black/Shirley MacLaine feature, and an instrumental hip-hop soundtrack for PBS/CPB funded documentary "The Learning", filmed in the Philippines and Baltimore. In January 2011, Reynolds simultaneously released two albums on Innova Recordings. DUKE! Three Portrait of Ellington explores America’s greatest composer from three perspectives. The Difference Engine: A Triple Concerto is a recording of Reynolds’ symphonic piece for cello, violin and piano backed by string orchestra.