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INERTIA — A Film by Cameron McMillan and Tal Rosner — Music: Tenebre by Bryce Dessner

A dance film experiment by Cameron McMillan and Tal Rosner which exposes an emotional inertia and the internal dialogues of action and reaction, decision and indecision. 

This is rather lovely (though they did misspell his name in the end credits).

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The National - Massey Hall Toronto April 11 14’

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The National perform "I Should Live in Salt" live in Studio Q (by Q with Jian Ghomeshi)

Listen to the whole session here.

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Bryce Dessner discussing St. Carolyn by the Sea.

En français, if you like that sort of thing.

#omg we get it dessner you're a huge francophile #bryce dessner #st. carolyn by the sea #video

CDM: At what age did you write your very first song ever, and what was it about?

BRYCE: My first songs I wrote when I was about sixteen or seventeen and they were probably about teenage angst - like heartbreak, unrequited love songs, I think.

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Songs about causing heartbreak and unrequited love, no doubt. ;)

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Here’s a clip of SŌ Percussion performing Bryce Dessner’s Music for Wood and Strings at Big Ears Festival 2014 in Knoxville, TN. You can listen to the piece in its entirety (performed in NYC) here.

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Bryce Dessner and Kronos Quartet performing Bryce’s Aheym during the Kronos Quartet and Friends 40th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall - March 28, 2014. Photo by Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times.

Bryce Dessner and Kronos Quartet performing Bryce’s Aheym during the Kronos Quartet and Friends 40th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall - March 28, 2014. Photo by Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times.

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Music for Wood and Strings
by Bryce Dessner

Bryce Dessner - Music for Wood and Strings

Performed by SŌ Percussion at the Ecstatic Music Festival - March 26, 2014. This includes the introduction with WNYC’s John Schaefer in which the group explains how the piece was created. The instruments, called chordsticks, were designed by Bryce specifically for this piece.

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Bryce watches Tom’s short film.

I’ve been waiting all weekend for someone to make this. :)

(via atomicpress)

#genuine horror #mistaken for strangers

"The National belongs to everybody now."

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from Mistaken for Strangers

Buy the film here.

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Pedro Soler, Gaspar Claus, and Bryce Dessner - April 2012 at Le Poisson Rouge.

Bless the person who filmed this. Even with low quality, it’s amazing to watch these musicians communicate without speaking a word. Unless I’m mistaken, I think this is “Encuentro En Brooklyn” with a fair amount of improvisation. Whatever it is, it’s quite beautiful.

#bryce dessner #pedro soler #gaspar claus #bowed guitar #video

MusicNOW Festival 2014, Night One - March 21, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée, featuring Bryce and Aaron Dessner, performing Bryce’s St. Carolyn by the Sea. Photos by Matt Steffen

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MusicNOW Festival 2014, Night One - March 21, 2014

Bryce and Aaron Dessner, conductor Louis Langrée, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and eighth blackbird. Photos by David Sorcher for The Enquirer.

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MusicNOW: Classical and rock music converge (LOCAL 12)

Tonight’s the night. Lucky you, Cincinnati. :)

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Pieces of Me -- Guitarist Bryce Dessner

Bryce Dessner is best known as guitarist with Grammy-nominated indie rock band The National, but his interest in popular music grew out from distinctly classical roots. Here he chooses five pieces that have been important in his life.

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