Austin’s own mastermind Graham Reynolds brings his experimental opera Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance to Fusebox Festival for its Austin premiere. The new opera, which had its Corpus Christi premiere on February 28, will be open for local audiences on Friday, Apr. 14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Apr. 15 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Stateside Theater at the Paramount.
Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Reynolds creates, performs and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin.
His work has been heard throughout the world from HBO to Showtime, Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center, and BBC to NPR. Reynolds has repeatedly toured the country with Golden Arm Trio and released five critically acclaimed albums.
As co-artistic director of the Golden Hornet Project with Peter Stopschinski, Reynolds has produced more than fifty concerts of world premiere alt-classical music by more than sixty composers, as well as five symphonies, two concertos and countless chamber pieces of his own.
Legendary Mexican producer and hit-maker Toy Selectah collaborated on Reynolds’ Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance. The mix-master wizard for Monterrey, Mexico’s hip hop en español pioneers Control Machete has been working with a long list of artists, bands and contemporary music friends such as Calle 13, M.I.A., Theivery Corporation, Diplo and more. He now lives in Monterrey and resides as creative director, A&R and CEO of Sones del Mexside, his own production company and boutique label, home of Mexican rock band División Minúscula.
For more information, visit grahamreynolds.com.