Gryphon Rue is a songwriter, producer, and independent curator. Hi music is based on acoustic and organic sounds, modified by electronic tools.


2011. BA Music, Bard College
2007. Naropa University
2007. The Putney School

Select discography

2017- Forthcoming releases with Dean Wareham, Eliot Krimsky, High Water
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


2017- Freedom To Spend, RVNG Intl.
2017. Strange Attractor, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas
2016- The Sump, 1563 Decatur st., Queens, NY
2016. Calder Piece, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Friends Seminary, New York City
2015. Eureka, Music curator, Pace Gallery, New York City
2015. #GauguinSounds, Ghost playlist, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, CH
2013. They might well have been remnants of the boat, The High Line Hotel, New York City
2012. Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, The Mckittrick Hotel, New York City

Select performances & collaborations

2017- Gryphon Rue & Benton C Bainbridge duo, singing saw & interactive video synthesizer objects
2017- Joakim live band, guitar
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
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
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


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

Sound 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


2016. My Art, Laurie Simmons (composed by Will Epstein), guitar, World Premiere: Venice International Film Festival, North American Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival
2012. Mobiles 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

Film appearances

2013. To Be Forever Wild, directed by David Becker

Select Press

2017. Artnet
2017. The Cusp, #1 of “Top 10 Picks for May”
2017. Glasstire
2017. The Irish Times
2017. The Poleax
2017. Aquarium Drunkard
2017. The Art Newspaper
2017. Hartzine
2016. Village Voice
2016. Queens Ledger
2016. Pop Matters
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