The Kennedy Center

Graham Reynolds



Biography

Austin, Texas-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs, and concert halls. He has collaborors ranging from Richard Linklater to DJ Spooky to the Austin Symphony Orchestra. As bandleader of the jazz-based but versatile Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has repeatedly toured the country and released three critically acclaimed albums. As Co-Artistic Director of the 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 throughout the world on TV, stage, films, and radio, including HBO, Showtime, the Cannes Film Festival, the Kennedy Center, BBC, and 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 Critic’s Table awards, the John Bustin Award, an Amp Award, five Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins, the B. Iden Payne Award, Meet the Composer and Map grants, as well as support from the National Endowment for the Arts for several projects.
Graham Reynolds