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Long Story Short with Graham Reynolds

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Long

You probably know Graham Reynolds — chances are, he headlined the last artsy performance you attended before you went into hibernation. Or, perhaps you’re a big fan of Linklater (like Where’d You Go, Bernadette) or explored his original silent & classic film scores (The Lodger is up next). In Austin, you really can’t miss him.

Enter Long Story Short, our series of interviews with Austin’s creative voices from around the neighborhood. This time, we caught up with Graham Reynolds to pick his brain after last month’s super cool listening party for “GRIMM,” his latest album.

(Don’t worry — If you missed it, you can still catch GRIMM here.)

You may have caught the premiere of Grimm Tales in Dell Hall with Ballet Austin last year, but this time Graham went behind the music and composition process to talk about the art of Natalie Frank and the inspiration behind the score. Our Long Center Members got to ask him a few questions, too.

Watch on to hear all about it plus how Graham has been spending his non-performing time — listening to the scores of Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl), voraciously searching for new artists to support, and of course, composing.

WHAT TO CHECK OUT NEXT

AUSTIN SOUNDWAVES
Home to the Draylen Mason Fellows Program, Austin Soundwaves makes music learning accessible and equitable for students in Austin and beyond. Check out what they’ve been up to recently, especially this cover of Black Violin’s “Brandenburg.”

DIP YOUR TOES INTO THE THEATRE SCENE
Our own Ronan Melomo clued us in to these super cool theatre-centric yet un-stuffy opportunities to scratch that classical itch. Catch him reading some Greek tragedy, too.

GET IN ON THIS
Long Center Members are invited to be a part of the recording process and ask questions during the Long Story Short interview! If you want to a part of the fun, make sure to learn more about Membership and and the community impact that it supports.