About

Gryphon Rue is an American musician, composer, record producer, and art curator. He is based in London and New York.

gryphonrue@gmail.com

Select discography

2018. Forthcoming releases with Benton C Bainbridge, Dean Wareham, Eliot Krimsky, High Water
2017. GR1: Parity mix, Hartzine
2016. Google Portrait EP ft. Joakim, Tigersushi
2016. Crush LP, High Water, lyrics and guitars, Other People
2015. Guilt Vacation, El Tryptophan, self-released, vinyl distributed by Wharf Cat Records
2012. Good mourning, Short companions EP, collaboration with Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, self-released
2012. Tally Marks EP, Odetta Hartman, singing saw, self-released
2009. Day Is Done, Peter Yarrow, vocals, Sterling Publishing
2007. Live at The Laughing Goat LP, The Chronic Healers, self-released
2007. Live at Ironweed Collective, Gryphon Rue, Big French, Jamie Cobratime, Cats Records Records
2006. Small Bug’s First Album LP, Small Bug (with Big French), self-released
2005. Peyos and the Plastic Mohawk EP, produced by Jason Rabinowitz with The Bloodsugars, self-released
2005. Consciousandwich EP, self-released
2002. The First Year LP, self-released

Soundtracks

2017. Ben Thorp Brown, Gropius Memory Palace
2016. My Art, Laurie Simmons (composed by Will Epstein), guitar, World Premiere: Venice International Film Festival, North American Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival
2012. Three soundtracks for Alexander Calder’s Mobiles, commissioned for Calder Foundation website

Music Videos

2016. Google Portrait (ft. Joakim), directed by Benton C Bainbridge, edited by Ian Holden & Gryphon Rue
2016. Beethoven for Relaxation, directed by Max Grey
2016. Insect Express, directed by Emily Pelstring

Curatorial projects

2017. Symbol Rush, Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, 161 Essex, New York City
2017. Strange Attractor, Guest curator, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas
2016- The Sump, Co-curator, 1563 Decatur st., New York City
2016. Performance of Earle Brown’s Calder Piece, 1963–66, Curator, Calder Foundation, Earle Brown Foundation, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Friends Seminary, New York City
2015. Eureka, music/installation curator, Pace Gallery, New York City
2015. #GauguinSounds, Ghost playlist, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, CH
2013. They might well have been remnants of the boat, co-curator, Calder Foundation, The High Line Hotel, New York City
2012. Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, co-curator, Calder Foundation, The Mckittrick Hotel, New York City

Notable performances and collaborations

2017- Gryphon Rue & Benton C Bainbridge duo, singing saw & interactive video synthesizer objects
2017- Joakim live band, guitar
2017. Take Off Festival with Wouter van Reek (Keepvogel), Amsterdam
2016. Festival Hongerige Wolf, Groningen, NL
2015. Guest performer, Clayton Patterson: “Outside In” with paintings by Elsa Rensaa, Howl Happening
2015. Lead, LYFE™ by Glass Ghost, co-presented by the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and Performance Space 122, New York City
2014. i = u festival, Brooklyn, NY
2014. Busy Day, Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Benno, Droit de Cités
2013. Vertical Foliage Orchestra, ft. Alejandro Antelo-Suarez, Anthony Kingsley (Tween), Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear, Invisible Sports), in They might well have been remnants of the boat, The High Line Hotel, New York City
2012. Playing The Beetles, ft. Dave Nuss, Gabrielle Herbst, Daniel Fishkin, Odetta Hartman, in Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, The Mckittrick Hotel, New York City
2012. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, Phoenicia, NY
2011. USA Wanderlust Tour as folk duo Odetta and Gryphon
2011. Maybe I Should Have Called it ‘My Life in Nineteen Minutes’, Calder Foundation and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in association with AIR, Art International and the Clocktower Gallery, New York City
2011. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass competition at Steam Powered Hour, New York City
2011. Borderlines: Not a Manifesto but an Apparition, Senior Thesis Concert I & II, Bard College
2008. Sediment Club, founding member, drummer
2008. June Concert and Awareness Tour, Vietnamese cities and provinces with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, to raise awareness for victims of AGENT ORANGE, performing on HTV9
2008. Featured vocalist, Marina Rosenfeld’s Teenage Lontano, Whitney Biennial
2007. Cats Records Records tour with Jamie Cobratime & Big French
2006. Opener for Robbie Dupree, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
1997. Saxophonist and dancer, Gail Gilbert, Folding Time, Thread Waxing Space, New York City

Texts

2014. “PostcART: Jay Miriam” Contemporary Lynx
2013. “Calder and Sound,” in Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion, Düsseldorf: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (exhibition catalogue)

Installations

2013. Beethoven for Relaxation, in collaboration with sculptor Tom Smith, Delusions, Rox Gallery, New York City
2011. Six Degrees of Degradation, Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College

Residencies

2017. Officer’s Row, Governor’s Island, New York City
2016. Ndsm Treehouse, Amsterdam

Film appearances

2013. To Be Forever Wild

Select Press

2017. PBS
2017. Flash Art
2017. Artnet
2017. Marfa Public Radio
2017. The Cusp
2017. Glasstire
2017. The Irish Times
2017. The Poleax
2017. Aquarium Drunkard
2017. The Art Newspaper
2017. Creative Disturbance
2017. Hartzine
2016. Village Voice
2016. Queens Ledger
2016. Pop Matters
2016. Tome to the Weather Machine
2016. Voice Magazine
2016. Impose
2016. Impose
2016. Black on the Canvas
2016. Artsy
2016. Audiofuzz
2016. Mpire
2015. The Art Newspaper