Brandon Wolcott & Emil Abramyan
Music of The Record
Following on from Aris Kindt's second album "Swann and Odette" here follows the second release on Francis Harris new label Kingdoms.
Apart from their own works composers, musicians and producers Brandon Wolcott (@smirk) and Emil Abramyan (@emil-abramyan) already had a joint release with YouAndTheSpace Between, the opener on the Don't Break My Love release on Nicolas Jaar's Clown & Sunset label in 2012. In the same year the two have approached by theater artists Michael Silverstone and Abigail Browde of 600 Highwaymen to compose music for a new work of live performance called The Record.
Aside from a simple series of prompts and directions, the music was composed independently of the choreography. Drawing from backgrounds in theatrical sound design, classical composition and experimental electronic music, Brandon Wolcott and Emil Abramyan sought to create a diverse tapestry of sound, striving for a dynamic emotional arc that might elude a sense of genre or recognizable form. The music is performed live, with Emil on cello and structured into six songs on the Mini-LP Music of The Record to be released at the end of November 2017.
Brandon Wolcott is a Brooklyn based sound artist, composer and theatrical sound designer. His work has been heard at venues including The Pubic Theater, Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, Mass Moca, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Centre Pompidou. He has released music with Wolf + Lamb Music, Archipel Records and Nicolas Jaar’s Other People. His dance-music project Smirk, has been presented at venues and festivals around the world, including Communiky, Mutek, Save, Dispatch, and UnSound. As a sound designer/ composer, Brandon has collaborated on a diverse array of projects, including work in dance, theater, installation and film.
Collaborations include 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Taylor Mac, Faye Driscoll, Geoff Sobelle, Kevin Newbury, and many more. Recently, Brandon create a co-composition (with Emil Abramyan) of the score for The Fever, also by 600 Highwaymen, which premiered in New York in January, 2017 and is currently touring throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Emil Abramyan is a New York based cellist and composer. After receiving his B.A. in cello performance from Manhattan School of Music, he began teaching and freelancing in Los Angeles and New York. An evolving appreciation for electronic music drove him to explore other forms and textures of sound, ultimately leading him to produce and compose for himself. His most recent project focused on the co-composition (with Brandon Wolcott) of the score for The Fever by 600 Highwaymen, which premiered in New York in January, 2017 and is currently touring throughout the U.S. and Europe. Previous highlights include the release of his own music on Nicolas Jaar's Other People label; recording and performance with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Radio City Music Hall; collaboration with Francis Harris on his albums Leland and Minutes of Sleep; and upcoming collaborative and solo releases on the label Kingdoms.
24 Nov 2017
A1. Old Beginnings
A2. The Other Place
B1. Pedestrian Jazz