Meet the Insiders: David Wingo & Graham Reynolds
Meet the Insiders offers an inside track with composers David Wingo, long time composer of David Gordon Green and Graham Reynolds, long time composer of Richard Linklater. This is an open forum to ask these insiders anything.
Kat Candler’s latest feature film, Hellion premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her previous films have screened at Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance and on PBS.
Candler is a film Lecturer at the University of Texas.
Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-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 and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Forklift Danceworks. 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. He recently scored “Bernie” featuring Jack Black as well as the Hulu TV series “Up To Speed”, and his score to the Robert Downey, Jr. feature "A Scanner Darkly" was named Best Soundtrack of the Decade by Cinema Retro magazine. As bandleader of the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has repeatedly toured the country and released four 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. He is a company member of the internationally acclaimed Rude Mechs and resident composer with Salvage Vanguard Theater. Reynolds last released two albums simultaneously: “The Difference Engine: A Triple Concerto” and “DUKE! Three Portraits of Ellington” on Innova Records with distribution by Naxos, the world’s biggest classical label. Over the next three years, Graham will be composing an extended commision for Ballroom Marfa called “The Marfa Triptych: Three Portraits of West Texas”, including a suite for western swing big band, a concert of solo layered-piano, and a mariachi and nortec inspired chamber opera.
David Wingo has two films that he scored playing at SXSW this year, The Great Invisible and Joe (which he collaborated on with Jeff McIlwain). He has been working with director David Gordon Green since his debut feature George Washington in 2000 and more recently has begun working regularly with director Jeff Nichols as well, starting on his 2011 film Take Shelter.