Redolent Spires (2012) now on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Rdio, Beats, G.Play & more!

4/15 |    The Brothers Grimm 2012 release Redolent Spires” 

Now available on all major digital music platforms.
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– simply search for Redolent Spires & add it to your library!

* scheduled for release on Pandora next month

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GrimmusiK 2013 Album Releases

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2013 was an exceptionally robust year of music for The Brothers Grimm – 2 live theater scores, 5 album releases, many collaborative live shows & a couple of guest features.  For your better discovery & enjoyment, we have put all our new 2013 albums in this one post (plus extra video goodies).

\\ Thanks to those who support our music live & online, we are ever appreciative!!

~ The Brothers Grimm

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JAN     Current of Air by Koala Yip 

We started off the year with an international premiere in Hong Kong featuring Live Dance & LED Art scored by the track Chakpur from The Brothers Grimm 2012 release, Redolent Spires.

LED + Lighting |  James Kong, Morgan Aasdam,  PC Sei
​Choreography |  Koala Yip
​Dancer | Christine He
​Score | Brothers Grimm

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APR     COLIAS 1 currated by Mine All Mine Records & GrimmusiK

2xCD | 25 tracks | 02h00m48s

Mine All Mine and GrimmusiK present COLIAS 1, the first in a new series of experimental ambient releases.  COLIAS 1 features many of Madison’s most prolific experimenters (with regional and national guests):: Nude Human, Wayfaraway, bell monks, Kurva Choir (w/ CJ Boyd), Pat R. & Emily Brown, Asumaya, Kathleen Baird (of Spires That In The Sunset Rise), Brain Grimmer, Melancholy Elephants, William Z. Villain, eskimeaux, James Mooney, John Praw, Gregory Tayor, Shawn Kenneth Pierce, *hitmayng, Corey Murphy, Dressed Up, Silas “Be” Ritchie feat. Brian Tairaku Ritchie (of Violent Femmes), Brothers Grimm & db pedersen, Troy Schafer, A.Rex, Thollem Electric, Ben Willis.

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JUL     Moonish Lodestar by Watercourse Quartet

CD+Poster or Cassette | 8 tracks | 65m18s

AJ ‘Huckleberry’ Grimm – Flamenco Guitar
BC ‘Grimmpa’ – Cello, Pipa, Guqin
Ben ‘Curious’ Willis – Double Bass, Vocals (track 4)
‘Saucy’ Pat Reinholz – Cello
Track 4 features Page Foster (Vocals)

(review via Arts Extract Podcast 07/01/13 >)

” Watercourse Quartet showcases the willfully unsettling improvisations of four players who’ve each left a distinct mark on Madison music. Several of the Quartet’s members play in the ambitious avant-jazz band Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps […]; bassist Ben Willis has played behind Anna Vogelzang. Cellist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Grimm has recently played some live sets with Julian Lynch, and lately has composed everything from original scores for Madison theater companies to the cracked instrumental hip-hop of his project Brain Grimmer. Grimm and his brother A.J., record dense compositions under the name The Brothers Grimm. […] the album mixes cello, upright bass, classical guitar, and Chinese stringed instruments in sometimes-scraping, playfully obtuse pieces.

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AUG     (Sketches) Beats EP 2 by BRAIN GRIMMER

Poster (w/ download codes for 7 albums) | 20 tracks | 44m34s

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          A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Sisters Three (aka Bros.Grimm & db pedersen)

dbl-side Poster w/ codes | 46 tracks | 53m12s

 | AJ Grimm – classical guitar | BC Grimm – cello & guzheng
| DB Pedersen – vocal-foley/sfx, throat singing, shruti box, various flutes, animal noises

Implements & Sough:
Pot Lid “tree” (struck//bowed), bowed Saw, various Bells, Slide Whistles, Woodblock, Wup-Wob Cards (bent//bowed), boxes of Twigs//Branches … & etc!

Original Live Theater Score for
Strollers Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
May 3rd – May 25th, 2013 @ Bartell Theatre
William Shakespeare | directed by Greg Harris

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This Is Not Shakespeare’s MACBETH by The Brothers Grimm

dbl-side Poster w/ codes | 37 tracks | 01h34m50s

 performed by BRAIN GRIMMER | Ableton Live > APC40 + QuNeo

Original Live Theater Score for
NoExit Performance
THIS IS NOT SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH
June 13th – June 29th, 2013
@ The Irvington Center (Indianapolis, IN)
William Shakespeare | directed by Michael Burke

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Behind The Scenes: Bradbury’s Foley Sessions
Video by Glynnis Ritchie & Jon Brumbaugh

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\\ Unreleased albums/eps recorded in 2013 & scheduled for release in 2014 

The Brothers Grimm
[1]  ‘MACBETH: Sound Library Auditions, Vol I’    | 12 tracks | 60m15s
[2]  ‘MACBETH: Sound Library Auditions, Vol II’   | 10 tracks | 29m48s
[3]  ‘MACBETH: Sound Library Auditions, Vol III’  | 10 tracks | 40m29s
[4]  ‘MACBETH: The Complete Recordings’        |13 tracks | 17h21m08s

[5]  Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps  ’12 track Sophomore Release’
[6]  BRAIN GRIMMER – ‘Recycle Vol IV’

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Current of Air | Jan 2013 Hong Kong Premiere (Video)

CURRENT OF AIR

Hong Kong Premiere Jan 2013

LED + Lighting |  James Kong,
Morgan Aasdam,  PC Sei
​Choreography |  Koala Yip
​Dancer | Christine He
Score | Brothers Grimm

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It has been five years since I studied Chinese string instruments in Hong Kong.  I couldn’t be more thrilled that Koala Yip decided to use my guqin music for this project.  It means so much to have my music vibrate the air in Hong Kong –  expressing “this is where I’m at, what I’ve learned, what I have to say on guqin” to a place/people that I love.

Thank You Koala!

~ BCG

Current of Air | Koala Yip  Artistic Director 

“This piece anticipates a new dimension of artform, “Performative Installation”. The performance integrates live performance and interactive media instillation intends to bring the audience an innovative way of theatre experience. This form of art merges boundaries of contemporary media arts and conventional stage performance.  The intention is to investigate a more philosophical issue of “Sense of Air” employing an artistic way of expression. This piece illustrates the diffusiveness of airs, which human body flows between visible and invisible, between presence and absence, and between the extremity of natural terrain and modern landscape. “

Structure

| “Current of Air” applies the form of “Book” as primary structure of presentation. Each chapter aims to bring up certain theoretical enquiries between theatre performance and new media arts. These questionings are expressed through an experimental art production, performative installation. Our team intends to bring new message to our audience beyond the external terrain of “watching”. Instead, to explore a way of “reading” to appreciate and contemplate the internal terrain of an art piece, just as to inhale and exhale along with the flow of reading chapters from a living book.”

REDOLENT SPIRES

REDOLENT SPIRES is now available on GrimmusiK & Mine All Mine Records!!

$10 digital // physical cd at show

$12 physical cd ~ mailed to you

See you at the Release Show tonight!

Redolent Spires Release ~ AV Club shout out

Shout out in AV Club

“With a combination of backgrounds in Chinese music and Flamenco, The Brothers Grimm (Brian and AJ) are able to create extremely striking contemporary classical with only string instruments. Compositions like “Stochastic Contexture: Heads” possess the unique ability to calm and agitate almost silmutaneously. Here, the Brothers will be celebrating the release of their new full-length, Redolent Spires, within the comfortable confines of Dobrá Tea on State Street. A somewhat uncommon venue will seem perfect for this somewhat uncommon line-up, featuring vocal wonder DB Pedersen, The Watercourse Quartet, and what’s being billed as a “mega DJ party-athon-#1-fun-time” to close out the night, featuring DJs Bohemian Transplant and Doctor Oxygen.”

Event Info


Bros Grimm: REDOLENT SPIRES album release party ~ 6/8/12 Dobra Tea

Brothers Grimm 

REDOLENT SPIRES 

album release party

Dobra Tea

Fri, June 8th 2012

7pm Watercourse Q4 + DB Pedersen

8pm REDOLENT SPIRES premiere

9pm mega DJ party-athon-#1-fun-time

DJ Squad Bohemian Transplant 

The new Brothers Grimm studio album REDOLENT SPIRES is finally printed and ready to share!  Help us celebrate the art of our incredible collaborators Landon Arkens (recording eng.), Josh Newland (album art), & Diwas Sherchan (booklet photos)!!

To whet thine appetite, here are three new preview tracks from the album ~

See you on the 8th!!

Original album cover concept art by Josh Newland!

New “Photos” Page!!

Instruments used to record the Brothers Grimm forthcoming album Redolent Spires. Be sure to view the rest of Diwas Sherchan's instrument photography in our new "photos" page!

REDOLENT SPIRES to be released this May!  Joshua Newland is currently crafting the album art.  His work is spine-tingling and will leave you mystified, so get excited!