Today we bring you Composer Graham Reynolds. Graham joins the show to discuss his work on this years Sundance hit, “Sister Aimee” and his plethora of work with Richard Linklater including one of our host’s favorites, “A Scanner Darkly.” Have a listen and enjoy! (See below for Graham’s bio).
With over 50 film and television music credits, renowned composer, bandleader and improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for a wide range of disciplines including film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls. Reynolds most recently scored director duo Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann’s “Sister Aimee,” starring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Julia White and Michael Mosley, premiering January 26th at Sundance.
A frequent collaborator with Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater, Reynolds just wrapped up “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” starring Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig, in theaters later this year. He composed and released soundtracks to Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne; Sony Pictures Classics’ “Before Midnight,” starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, “Bernie,” starring Jack Black, and the cult classic “A Scanner Darkly,” starring Robert Downey Jr., named ‘Best Soundtrack of the Decade’ by Cinema Retro Magazine. Reynolds also scored the comedy “All Is Bright,” starring Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd, and HBO’s documentary “The Diplomat.”
In addition to film, Reynolds has worked on several television series including the Rooster Teeth Sci-Fi mystery show “Day 5,” PBS documentary series “Stand Up Planet,” and the Hulu comedy series “Up to Speed.” His original work can also be heard in advertisements starting Jennifer Lawrence and Idris Elba.
Beyond these mediums, Reynolds has released a multitude of critically-acclaimed albums including a twelve album set on Innova Recordings in early 2017. His Creative Capital Award winning bilingual opera Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance just saw its New York City premiere at Prototype Festival and will continue to tour, and the next full length collaboration with Ballet Austin, “Grimm Tales,” opens at the end of March. As Artistic Director of the non-profit Golden Hornet, he recently curated and released The Sound of Science (along with virtuoso cellist Jeffrey Zeigler) on National Sawdust Tracks. The album bridges the musical and scientific worlds, celebrating their shared culture of inquiry, and was named an ‘Album You Need to Hear Now’ by NPR. Reynolds is also a company member of the internationally acclaimed Rude Mechs theater collective and resident composer of Austin’s Salvage Vanguard Theater and Forklift Danceworks.
Graham’s additional accolades include an Independent Music Award, two Frederick R. Loewe Music Theatre Awards, ten Austin Critics Table Awards, the John Bustin Award, and multiple Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins.
Reynolds currently resides in Austin, Texas and works primarily in his newly built Red House Studio.