In this concert, composer/bandleader Graham Reynolds tells us in song and words about creating the music for the Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself and other projects. This rare NYC-area appearance was hosted by his good friend, Austin's 'mouth of the south' Rebecca Havemeyer.
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 to DJ Spooky to Ballet Austin. Reynolds' music has been heard from HBO to Showtime, Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center, and BBC to NPR. He recently scored Before Midnight featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as well as Bernie featuring Jack Black, and his A Scanner Darkly score was named Best Soundtrack of the Decade by Cinema Retro magazine. He performs on piano with Golden Arm Trio and as Co-Artistic Director of Golden Hornet Project has produced more than fifty concerts of world-premier alt-classical music.
Rebecca Havemeyer is an ageless bastard with a heart of gold from the boozy bygone Hollywood years. Once called America's 'Honky Dove' for her glorious voice, Ms. Havemeyer has stood the test of time championing all forms of artistic entertainment and charitable endeavors this good earth has to offer. She was voted 'Best Drag Queen' twice in by the Austin Chronicle (2010/2011), but still has yet to figure out what that term means.