Golden Hornet Project is reanimating Mozart’s legendarily unfinished Requiem Mass in D minor. Spear-headed by co-artistic directors Peter Stopschinski and Graham Reynolds and featuring movements contributed by genre defying composers from around the world, this project further engages GHP in the international conversation that is the alt-classical movement.
At the time of his death, Mozart was had not yet completed the anonymously commissioned piece. The version that is most performed today was completed by his student at his wife's request so she could collect the promised fee. Mozart's Requiem Undead eliminates anything not written by Mozart’s hand and turns the vocal score over to ten composers with artistic backgrounds ranging from rock to hip-hop, video games to film, dance, experimental and beyond.
Production Partners Texas Performing Arts - Situated on the main campus of one of the largest and most prestigious research universities in the country, Texas Performing Arts serves The University of Texas at Austin campus and the Austin community at large through a diverse season of world-class fine arts performances, educational activities, and collaborative partnerships.
Texas Choral Consort - Over the last decade TCC has held over 30 concert projects and several international tours receiving acclaim for performing Mozart's Requiem both nationally and abroad. Music director Brent Baldwin is an adventurous young conductor with aesthetics that perfectly complement those of GHP’s Graham and Peter. In fact, Brent was Peter and Graham's 1st choice to conduct both their 4th and 5th Symphonies.
FuseBox Festival - Austin’s annual hybrid arts festival champions adventurous works of art across a variety of different mediums and takes place in Austin each April. Mozart Requiem Undead will be the opening event of the 2014 festival.
COMPOSERS Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky Caroline Shaw (2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music) Adrian Quesada Todd Reynolds Justin Sherburn (Okkervil River) Kate Moore Petra Haden Glenn Kotche (Wilco) Graham Reynolds Peter Stopschinski This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Golden Hornet Project, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit presenting and commissioning organization founded by composer/musicians Graham Reynolds, leader of the avant-jazz-rock-classical ensemble The Golden Arm Trio, and Peter Stopschinski, of the radically experimental Brown Whörnet. Since 1999 GHP has presented over 60 concerts of indie classical music by more than 40 composers from non-academic musical backgrounds in underground rock, jazz, electronic and hip hop and has world premiered 14 new orchestral works and countless chamber pieces.
Board of Directors
BLAKE TRABULSI, chair DR. AMES ASBELL RON BERRY MARCY HOEN KARRIE LEAGUE TIM LEAGUE JOSHUA ROBINS GRAHAM WILLIAMS GRAHAM REYNOLDS JOHN P. RIEDIE PETER STOPSCHINSKI
For over a decade, GHP has presented adventurous music in sometimes unusual settings. In doing so we have proudly premiered over 60 new works by more than 50 composers.
June 22, 1999 Tosca I Hyde Park Theater Chamber February 12, 2000 Symphony #1 Scottish Rite Temple Orchestra w/ Soloist May 24, 2000 Chamber Music Off Center Chamber July 12, 2000 Composers at the Piano Empanada Parlour Duets October 4, 2000 Brass + Percs Ritz Upstairs Chamber January 18, 2001 Vision's Fugitives ALO Preece Chamber February 25, 2001 Voice + Percs ALO Preece Chamber and Chorus April 5, 2001 Classical Hoot Nite Mercury Rock Bands May 2, 2001 Children's Piano ALO Doucloux Piano 2 hands/4 hands/6 hands July 27, 2001 Str 5-tet Empanada Parlour Chamber September 12, 2001 Solos Hyde Park Theater Solos October 6, 2001 Symphony II ALO Doucloux Orchestra December 3, 2001 Concertos 1st Unitarian Church Orchestra w/ Soloist January 1, 2002 Tosca II Mercury Chamber March 16, 2002 SXSW Tosca Scottish Rite Chamber April 10, 2002 Imbroglio Hyde Park Theater Chamber September 7, 2002 Chamber Music II Rm 710 Chamber November 1, 2002 20 CD BOx Set Release Mercury Chamber/Solo February 14, 2003 Hunchback Alamo Drafthouse Silent Film w/ Chamber June 6, 2003 Percussion III Rm 710 Chamber with Electronics October 11, 2003 Symphony III Off Center Orchestra with Electronics January 5, 2004 Woodwind Quintet Church of the Friendly Ghost Chamber June 15, 2004 Solo Chuck Fischer Church of the Friendly Ghost Solo October 11, 2004 Concerto for Rock Band Ruta Maya Orchestra with Rock Band April 30, 2005 Red Armada Quartet Church of the Friendly Ghost Chamber June 4, 2005 Metropolis Harry Ransom Center Silent Film Score July 14, 2005 Solo Bruce The Hideout Solo September 12, 2005 Symphony IV Ruta Maya Orchestra December 1, 2005 Beyond the Rocks Paramount Silent Film Score February 5, 2006 Shostakovich Cactus Café Chamber June 1, 2006 Piano Trio Hyde Park Theater Chamber September 9, 2006 Symphony V Off Center Orchestra December 6, 2006 Percussion V Off Center Chamber Music June 29, 2007 Honeymoon Concert Beerland Chamber Music October 5, 2007 Big Band Frenzy Ruta Maya Big Band February 26, 2008 Tosca String Quartet Lambert’s Chamber Music July 12, 2008 Russian Masters Hoot Night Beerland Rock Bands August 16, 2008 Percussion VI Salvage Vanguard Chamber September 4, 2008 Big Band Frenzy Redux Wooldridge Park Big Band March 1, 2009 Tosca String Quartet Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Chamber Music March 18, 2009 Metropolis SXSW Film Festival Silent film w/ live score March 21, 2009 Non-Classical Showcase SXSW Music Festival Chamber w/ electronics April 2, 2009 PVC Surround FueseBox Festival Chamber w/ Electronics August 15, 2009 German Masters Hoot Night Club deVille Rock Bands February 6, 2010 Symphony VI Ballet Austin Orchestra April 26, 2010 Tosca String Quartet w/ Special Guest Rostam Batmanglij Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Chamber Music June 25, 2010 The Lost World Discovery Green Park Silent Film July 11, 2010 Steinway to Hell Pete's Piano Bar Dueling Composers at the Piano September 11, 2010 Metropolis Seaholm Power Plant Silent Film April 16, 2011 String Explosion! Ballet Austin McCallum High School Orchestra
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