September 21, 2012 - Rebecca Brandt "Numbers & Shapes" Album Release Show
Doors 7:00pm / Start 8:00pm
Rebecca Brandt - 10:00pm
You Bred Raptors -9:00pm
The Awakening Orchestra -8:00pm
Brooklyn-based composer and classically-trained pianist Rebecca Brandt truly has a sound all her own. Her debut album "Numbers & Shapes" is comprised of 14 original compositions, written and orchestrated for 30+ instruments. As an instrumental pop/classical crossover album, "Numbers & Shapes" blends a variety of genres, mainly focusing on electro-acoustic, contemporary classical, and electronic sounds. Yet each song is unique and has its own little world, often toying with jazz, rock, and more traditionally classical concepts.
Rebecca is also an accomplished orchestrator and arranger. "Numbers & Shapes" features a wide array of interesting instrumentations, ranging from solo piano to string quartet to a mixture of woodwinds, guitars and electronic synths, to an over 30-piece arrangement on the last track.
Along with her solo work, Rebecca writes music for a variety of film, television, and multimedia projects.
Rebecca has scheduled her album release show for Friday, September 21 at Galapagos Art Space. She and a 15-piece ensemble will be performing "Numbers & Shapes" in its entirety. This will be the premier performance of Rebecca's solo work.
The Awakening Orchestra
Aggressive, explosive, and epic, the Awakening Orchestra runs the table from avant-rock to contemporary classical, with all points in between. Heavy-handed yet remarkably agile and adaptable, the 20-piece ensemble is conducted and led by impassioned and incendiary composer Kyle Saulnier, combining a dark harmonic sense of humor and aleatoric techniques with back-breaking grooves and moments of thunderous convergence. Since 2006 the Awakening Orchestra has played venues as varied as Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (at Lincoln Center), the late Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn's Tea Lounge, and the Nassau Coliseum as part of the Vans Warped Tour. (http://www.awakeningorchestra.com)
You Bred Raptors
Born somewhere between the Neolithic Era and the Industrial Revolution, this band of merry gentleman minstrel through the NYC subways with the Music Under New York Program. The trio comprised of Epileptic Peat on 8-String bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums/glockenspiel, and Bryan Wilson on cello aims to raise awareness about Dinosaur Cloning Research. Their new album, "Hammond" came out in February 2012. Hold on to your butts! (www.youbredraptors.com)