|Sat 5 Apr 2014, 9:00pm–11:55pm|
Grayson Gilmour has been channeling his existential musings into song since the early Y2Ks. He leads a threefold life as solo artist, film composer & So So Modern synth-dude, attempting to balance an introverted, extroverted, contemplative, hedonistic & ecstatic type of musical schizophrenia… or just his general over-enthusiasm.
Its been a steady evolution, starting at 16 with his first solo CD-Rs, to forming So So Modern at 20, to scoring his first feature film at 26.
His solo releases caught the welcoming ears of critics over the years, and eventually the attention of Flying Nun Records, who released his last album No Constellation. In his recent move to the film world, Grayson received the award for ‘Best Score’ at the 2012 NZ Film Awards for The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, while his latest feature film score for Shopping premiered at Sundance and Berlinale festivals in 2013.
So So Modern, after seemingly endless tours around the globe, have achieved underground ‘cult’ status for their unique electronic/post- punk sound, intense live shows, and at times ridiculous costumes.
Odd highlights for Gg along the way? …opening for acts such as The Books, Dirty Projectors, Why? & Caribou, an Orchestral premiere of his work in 2012, and jamming with Bootsy Collins at the RBMA in Madrid!
Gg’s latest album Infinite Life! was released early 2014 on Flying Nun, he is currently performing both as a soloist and with a band, while also undertaking his Masters in Composition.
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