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Build & Empyrean Atlas: A Night of Composer-led Bands.
Build is a Brooklyn-based indie-classical band, whose two albums on the New Amsterdam label have received widespread critical acclaim and regular play on both WNYC and national NPR programs such as All Things Considered. Build is Matt McBane, violin/compositions; Andrea Lee, cello; Mike Cassedy, piano; Ben Campbell, bass; and Adam Gold, drums.
“...rocking post-classical quintet which takes inspiration from minimalist chamber music, instrumental rock, modal jazz, and more...”
-New York Magazine
“Build has been attracting serious attention with its genre-traversing mix of chamber-music decorum, rootsy twang and pop-fueled drive...” -Time Out New York
Empyrean Atlas is composer David Crowell's (saxophonist for Philip Glass Ensemble) band. Influences on the music of Empyrean Atlas include Thomas Mapfumo, Steve Coleman and the Dirty Projectors. "We make party music for minds and bodies."