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Friday, May 24, 2019

Austin Indie Rock Chamber Ensemble Montopolis To Celebrate Big Bend at Brick Next Month

Posted By on Fri, May 24, 2019 at 12:09 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF JUSTIN SHERBURN
  • Courtesy of Justin Sherburn
Composer Justin Sherburn's indie rock cum contemporary classical ensemble Montopolis — whose members are drawn from the Austin Symphony, Tosca String Quartet, Okkervil River and Polyphonic Spree — follows up 2017's Music for Enchanted Rock with an album celebrating the scrubland wilderness of Big Bend National Park.

Described by Texas Monthly as "the perfect soundtrack for the movie playing out your car window on any drive west of San Angelo," The Legend of Big Bend
melds ambient rock with classical instrumentation to capture the essence of West Texas. Spoken word passages drawn from scientific and historical texts, oral interviews with visitors to the park and poetry by San Antonio native and the Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye gently float above the instrumentation throughout.

1 from Justin Sherburn on Vimeo.

Montopolis follows up its sold-out spring tour with an intimate, post-album launch performance at Brick at Blue Star, at which The Legend of Big Bend will be played with film accompaniment shot at the park by David Barrow.



$15, Sat Jun 22, 8pm, Brick at Blue Star, 1o8 Blue Star, montopolismusic.com.


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