Category Archives: News

Frame of Mind

Sydney Dance Company will be performing Frame of Mind on their upcoming U.S. tour. The award-winning piece was choreographed by Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and features my compositions Aheym and Tenebre. A full list of performance dates is available here.

Black Mountain Songs To Be Released On New Amsterdam Records

I am pleased to announce that Black Mountain Songs — a collection of choral works curated by myself and Richard Reed Parry, and performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus — will be released by New Amsterdam Records on March 31st. The project celebrates the spirit and influence of North Carolina’s Black Mountain College and features music …

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France Musique Performance

Tomorrow evening I will join Katia and Marielle Labèque for a performance with France Musique. They will be performing my piece ‘El Chan’ and I will perform my piece ‘Garcia Counterpoint’. The evening will also include performances by Barbara Hannigan, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and many other talented musicians. For those not able to make it, the …

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The Revenant Soundtrack Grammy Nomination

I’m very excited to share that the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film “The Revenant,” which I worked on with Ryuichi Sakamoto and alva noto has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category. Thank you to everyone involved!

MusicNOW Returns For 12th Year January 12-14, 2017

Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival will be back for a 12th year to present adventurous new music, exciting collaborations and US premieres January 12-14, 2017 at Aronoff Center and Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH. The festival kicks off Thursday, January 12th at Aronoff Center for the Arts with Bob Weir and The Campfire Boys (featuring my brother, …

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MDR Sinfonieorchester Performance

Last month I joined Nicolas Altstaedt​, Aart Strootman and the MDR Sinfonieorchester at Schaubühne Lindenfels in Leipzig​ to perform some of my works. You can watch a video of the performance here.

“Le Week-end Bryce Dessner” at Philharmonie de Paris

This weekend I have two performances at the Philharmonie de Paris that I am very excited about– “Grand Soir with Bryce Dessner” on September 24 and “Invisible Bridge” on September 25. The programs will feature new work premieres and performances by myself, Justin Vernon, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Aaron Dessner, Katia and Marielle Labeque, Eighth Blackbird and …

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Transpecos Film Score

I had the opportunity to work with my brother Aaron Dessner on composing the score for Transpecos. The soundtrack is out September 9 via Milan Records and includes 17 of our compositions from the score. The film arrives in theaters on September 9. You can listen to some of the music now and see the …

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We’re putting together a weekend full of music and inviting our friends from along the way. It’s about new material, collaborations, unique arrangements and dissolving borders. Join us in Berlin at Funkhaus, the historical radio recording studios of the former GDR, on October 1st and 2nd. More info here.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead release day is finally here! I’m so excited to share this years in the making epic 59 song album in its entirety. The album is a tribute to one of the most influential bands in my life, the Grateful Dead. It was so much fun to curate and produce the album …

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