February 24, 2013
Grant Cutler debuted his Stardust Mass in March 2013. Its beauty comes from its pop-simplicity, a mix of introspective Bowie and Magnetic Fields. You can listen to the tracks below.
February 15, 2013
Grant Cutler is a songwriter, producer and composer whose prolific catalogue–raw in humanness and polished in electronic components–exhibits balance and experimentalism.
Since relocating from South Dakota to Minneapolis in 2001, Cutler has headlined the landmark venue First Avenue and performed at dozens of other local venues, including the Walker Art Center. As songwriter and frontman of bands Lookbook (City Pages’ Best New Band 2009) and Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords (First Avenue’s Best New Bands 2010) he played multiple national tours, SXSW, and CMJ. Cutler composed the score for feature film Stuck Between Stations, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival (2011), and for modern dance piece He & Him/She & Her (2012). His nuanced production is heard in collaborations with Jeremy Messersmith and Dave King, and on Zoo Animal’s widely acclaimed release Departure (2012). In 2011 Innova released Cutler’s atmospheric 2012, an LP featuring analog recording and tape manipulation.
This year, the Minnesota State Arts Board commissioned from Cutler a three-part composition for vocals and electro-acoustic instrumentation, which will premier this winter at the Cedar Cultural Center. Other current ventures include a two-piece performance project with vocals by Aby Wolf, commercial compositions, and exploring audience-triggered generative sound and visuals.