About

Gryphon Rue is a composer-performer, multi-media artist, and curator in the field of audiovisual culture.

Works internationally
Based in Brooklyn, NY

Recent projects: Gropius Memory Palace, dir. Ben Thorp Brown (Soundtrack, World premiere: Saint Louis Art Museum, European Premiere: IFFR 2018, North American Premiere: NYFF 2018); LICENSE, with Robert Buck, Distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix (2018), Strange Attractor, Ballroom Marfa, TX, 2017); Google Portrait EP (Tigersushi Records, 2016); Earle Brown’s Calder Piece 1963–66 (Calder Foundation, Earle Brown Foundation, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Friends Seminary, New York City, 2016).

More info at Tigersushi Records

Write to me: Gryphonrue@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2018. Masters in Creative Practice, Contemporary Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London
Recipient of International Student Scholarship
Graduate of Audio Engineering Program
2011. Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Music, Bard College

SELECT PERFORMANCES 

2018. Hauser & Wirth presents Rue Bainbridge, Los Angeles
2018. Shigeko Kubota Foundation presents “Marcel Duchamp’s Grave” and Rue Bainbridge, New York
2018. Slate Projects presents Rue Bainbridge, The Averard Hotel, London
2015. Clayton Patterson: “Outside In” with paintings by Elsa Rensaa, Howl Happening, New York
2013. Ensemble piece Vertical Foliage Orchestra, ft. Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear), Alejandro Antelo- Suarez, Anthony Kingsley, in They might well have been remnants of the boat, Calder Foundation, The High Line Hotel, New York
2012. Ensemble piece Playing The Beetles, ft. Dave Nuss (NNCK), Gabrielle Herbst (GABI), Daniel Fishkin, Odetta Hartman, in Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, Calder Foundation, The Mckittrick Hotel, New York
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
2011. Borderlines: Not a Manifesto but an Apparition, Senior Thesis Concert I & II, Bard College, New York
2011. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass competition at Steam Powered Hour, New York
2011. USA Wanderlust Tour as folk duo Odetta and Gryphon, with Odetta Bess Hartman
2008. Featured vocalist, Marina Rosenfeld’s Teenage Lontano, Whitney Biennial
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
2006. Opener for Robbie Dupree, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017. Symbol Rush, Curator. Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, New York
2017. Strange Attractor, Curator. Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
2016. The Sump (now H0L0) performance space, Cocurator. New York
2016. Two performances of Earle Brown’s Calder Piece, 1963–66, Curator. Calder Foundation, Earle Brown Foundation, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Friends Seminary, New York
2015. Eureka, Curator of music installations. Pace Gallery, New York
2015. #GauguinSounds, Ghost author. Fondation Beyeler, Basel
2013. They might well have been remnants of the boat, Cocurator. Calder Foundation, The High Line Hotel, New York
2012. Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, Cocurator. Calder Foundation, The Mckittrick Hotel, New York

PUBLICATIONS

2019. “Strange Attractor,” Inventory Press and Ballroom Marfa (Forthcoming)
2018. “Storm Tracker” in Dis-assemb-blies 08, Will Work For Good
2018. “Calder y el sonido”, in Alexander Calder: Teatro de Encuentros, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (exhibition catalogue)
2014. “PostcART: Jay Miriam” Contemporary Lynx
2013. “Calder and Sound,” in Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion, Düsseldorf: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (exhibition catalogue)

SOUNDTRACKS

2018. Gropius Memory Palace, Ben Thorp Brown, 2017, 4K Video, 5.1 Sound, 20:17, World Premiere: Saint Louis Art Museum, European Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam, North American Premiere: New York Film Festival
2018. LICENSE, with Robert Buck, 11:50 min, color, stereo sound, distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York
2016. My Art, Laurie Simmons (composed by Will Epstein), electric guitar, World Premiere: Venice International Film Festival, North American Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival

VIDEO & MEDIA ART

2018. LICENSE, with Robert Buck, 11:50 min, color, stereo sound, distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York
2018. Google Portrait, with Benton C Bainbridge, Series of Digital Media HD videos in Singular Editions, silent, running times vary
2016. Google Portrait (ft. Joakim), directed by Benton C Bainbridge, edited by Ian Holden & Gryphon Rue, 4:20 min, color, stereo sound, Digital Media HD video
2016. Beethoven for Relaxation, directed by Max Grey, 2:58, color, stereo sound, Digital Media HD video
2016. Insect Express, directed by Emily Pelstring, 3:25, color, stereo sound, Digital Media HD video, Ottawa International Animation Festival (honorable mention for Best Canadian Animation). Read about Insect Express at Animation World Network

COMMISSIONS

2018. Original soundtrack to Video trailer for Calder: Nonspace, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
2018. Reading Session for Scores, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Trash Panda Collective + Igor Silva, Utrecht
2012. Alexander Calder’s Mobiles: Eucalyptus (1940), Black Mobile with Hole (1954), Bosquet is the Best Best (1946). Calder Foundation website, filmed by King & Partners

PRESENTATIONS

2018. “Calder and Sound,” Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2018. Center for Visual Music Symposium, Sonoma State University, Rue Bainbridge: Artists-in-Residence, Public Works Department / Governors Island, New York
2013. “Calder and Sound,” Avant-Garde in Motion, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

DISCOGRAPHY

2019. Music for Singing Saw, Soap Library (forthcoming)
2019. Vertical Foliage LP (forthcoming)
2018. Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre, singing saw, Gotta Groove
2017. GR1: Parity mixHartzine
2016. Google Portrait EP ft. JoakimTigersushi Records
2016. Crush LP, High Water, lyrics and guitars, Other People
2015. Guilt Vacation LP, 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
2005. Peyos and the Plastic Mohawk EP, produced by Jason Rabinowitz with The Bloodsugars, self-released

GROUPS

2017-Current. Rue Bainbridge, singing saw, overtone singing, electro-acoustic improvisation and interactive video synthesizer objects, with Benton C Bainbridge
2017-Current. Vertical Foliage, overtone singing and singing saw, with Heloise Tunstall Behrens
2013. Vertical Foliage Orchestra
2011. Odetta and Gryphon, folk duo with Odetta Bess Hartman
2007-2008. Sediment Club, founding member & drummer

FESTIVALS

2019. Marfa Myths, presented by Ballroom Marfa & Mexican Summer, Marfa, TX
2017. Take Off Festival with Wouter van Reek (Keepvogel), Amsterdam
2016. Festival Hongerige Wolf, Groninge
2014. i = u festival, New York
2012. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, Phoenicia, New York

ARTISTS RESIDENCIES

2017. Public Works Department, Governor’s Island, New York
2016. NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam

COLLABORATIONS

2018. Sharon Gal, Feel the Noise, for large ensemble of electric guitars
2017-Current. Joakim live band and coproducer in studio, electric guitarist and singing sawist
2015. Lead, LYFE™ by Glass Ghost, co-presented by the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and Performance Space 122, New York
2014. Busy Day, Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Benno, Droit de Cités
2014. BOY SHOW by Allison Brainard, Dark Night Theater Festival, 14th street YMCA, New York
1997. Saxophonist and dancer, Gail Gilbert, Folding Time, Thread Waxing Space, New York

INSTALLATIONS

2018. Slate Projects presents Rue Bainbridge at The Averard Hotel, London
2013. Beethoven for Relaxation, in collaboration with sculptor Tom Smith, Delusions, Rox Gallery, New York
2011. Six Degrees of Degradation, Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College, Annandale, NY

FILM APPEARANCES

2013. To Be Forever Wild, dir. David Becker

SHORT BIO

Gryphon Rue was born in New York City. He studied Recording Arts and Electronic Music at Bard College (BA 2011) with Richard Teitelbaum, Marina Rosenfeld, Bob Bielecki, and Zeena Parkins. At Goldsmiths, University of London (MA 2018) he studied Creative Practice in the sonic arts with Iris Garrelfs, John Drever, Roger Redgate, John Harries, and Lisa Busby. He is mentored by composer Rolf Gehlhaar.

Rue performs Electroacoustic music with overtone singing, singing saw, 12-string guitar and electronics, often in collaboration with media artist Benton C Bainbridge in the duo Rue Bainbridge. Rue also performs in Vertical Foliage, the overtone singing and saw duo with Heloise Tunstall-Behrens.

Rue Bainbridge intersect expanded cinema with improvised music in a dynamic response to specific sites and audiences. The project has been supported with residencies at spaces in transition: an Italianate palazzo that housed formerly wealthy seniors, an 18th century hotel favored by rock stars, and an officer’s house on a former military island. Rue Bainbridge have been presented by Slate Projects, Center for Visual Music, Public Works at Governor’s Island, Andrew Freedman Home and Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation. Projects are realized as immersive audiovisual performances in custom installations, and yield single channel artworks with decentralized provenance.