West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
September 16, 2009 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
itsnotyouitsme has opened for Stars of the Lid and Collections of Colonies of Bees. They have collaborated with So Percussion, 5707, Rob Schwimmer and Michel Gondry. Festivals include the Berkshire Fringe Festival, Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Wordless Music Festival and they have been featured on NPR, WNYC, WFMU and newmusicbox.org. Their first album, "Walled Gardens" received much critical acclaim. The New York Times' Allan Kozinn declared this "meltingly beautiful" disc one of the Best CDs of 2008. itsnotyouitsme is currently working on a new album as well as music for a documentary by Ellen Weissbrod about the life of painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
performing at CMJ 2008:
About Caleb Burhans:
Composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Caleb Burhans has been hailed by the New York Times as being a, "new music virtuoso." Mr. Burhans is a member of Alarm Will Sound, itsnotyouitsme, ACME, Newspeak, Signal, the Trinity on Wall Street Choir and is a founding member of the Wordless Music Orchestra. He holds a degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied violin, viola and composition.
As a performer he has worked with Steve Reich, John Adams, Meredith Monk, John Zorn, David Lang, Stars of the Lid, The All-American Rejects, The Hold Steady, Grizzly Bear and Shudder to Think, to name a few.
In October of 2008, the New York Times featured a three-page arcticle and video on Caleb, called, "A Man of Many Talents, Eager to Use Them All." Caleb's compositions have been heard throughout North America, Europe and China. Awards include the Music Educators National Conference Composition Competition, Eastman's Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize and most recently he was an Annenberg Foundation Career Grant. Albany Symphony, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Trinity Wall Street Church and the Library of Congress, among others, have commissioned him.
About Grey McMurray:
Originally from New York City, Grey McMurray went to Eastman Conservatory before moving to Brooklyn in 2004. Since that time he has toured the United States and Europe, and performed or recorded with a diverse group of musicians including; So Percussion, Tyshawn Sorey, Shane Endsley, Matmos, Jerseyband, Beyondo, The Exit, Zeena Parkins, Bell, Lenka Dusilova, King Sunny Ade, itsnotyouitsme and Knights on Earth among others. In 2008 he scored a documentary about East Timor called "Shooting Timor". In the fall of 2009, Grey will begin scoring a documentary about seven lives in modern-day Pakistan. He works to make strangers cry - in a positive way - and find and expose truths in the universe, with the power of music.