What was once a trio has expanded into a rotating lineup of over 40 musicians. The only constant in the Golden Arm Trio is founder Graham Reynolds, a pianist/percussionist and a name to be reckoned with on the Austin, Texas, avant-garde scene. Last year saw the premier of ReynoldsÆ string quartets, his first symphony, and countless performances in venues ranging from EmoÆs to the Empanada Parlour.
Although Reynolds derives musical inspiration from disparate sources like Sergei Prokofiev, Fred Frith, and Prince, heÆs also influenced by the visual art of Robert Rauschenberg and Fluxus performances pieces by Yoko Ono. Reynolds has collaborated on a number of performance art projects involving dance, puppetry, film, and even comedy. The trio is currently working with a number of Austin filmmakers and the Cinemaker Co-Op to produce films for all 26 tracks on their new CD.