T. Griffin is a songwriter, composer and producer based in Brooklyn New York. He has composed music for over 20 feature films and dozens of live multidisciplinary projects. He was one of six composers selected as a fellow at the Sundance Composer's lab in 2008 and has been nominated twice for CinemaEye Honors for original music score. For songwriting projects and The Quavers, please visit www.thequavers.com.
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California Solo is available now on DVD and VOD. Find it: www.californiasolo.com.
A Will for the Woods won the audience award at the Full Frame Documentary Festival.
We Have an Anchor a live flim/music experiment by Jem Cohen performed Dec 4th and 5th at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto. T. Griffin collaborated with Guy Piciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power), Efrim Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt Zion), Jessica Moss (A Silver Mt Zion) and Mary Margaret O'Hara on the live score. A review from Artforum. Another performance is to be announced soon!
INFORMANT won the Grand Jury prize at the DocNYC festival.
The Quavers, T. Griffin's band project with Dennis Cronin and Catherine McRae, have released a new album FELL ASLEEP ON A TRAIN. Preview and buy it now at thequavers.com. The New Yorker calls it "Brooding and beautiful", Time Out NY calls it "more than worth the wait".
Catherine McRae, T. Griffin and Sam Green joined San Francisco's phenomenon, Pop Up Magazine, to present a short film/music/essay piece on fog to 3000 people at Davies Symphony Hall. An expanded version of the piece will be presented at NYC's River to River festival on June 20th. Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Matt Bauder will join the band.
Soundtrack download project: we are preparing downloadable album versions of a dozen previously unavailable original scores to be released in 2012 and 2013. La Camioneta and INFORMANT are the first out of the gate and both are only $6.99 in our Shop.
The soundtrack album for California Solo, starring Robert Carlyle is available now on iTunes. It features T. Griffin's score, as well as the title song by Swervedriver's Adam Franklin, sung by Franklin, and again by Carlyle himself. California Solo opened in New York on Nov. 30, and LA on Dec 7 via Strand Releasing.
Dragonslayer is screening on Showtime.
The Education of Mohammed Hussein, a film by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady featuring a score by T. Griffin has been shortlisted for an oscar nomination. It will be broadcast on HBO later this year.
La Camioneta got the kind of Variety Review that every director dreams of.
Informant, Jamie Meltzer's Doc about FBI informant Brandon Darby premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival 04/22/2012! The excellent Variety Review singled out the original music as a “notable plus.” Informant will be featured at IDFA and the DocNYC festival.
Sam Green's video installation about Buckminster Fuller at SF MoMA featured original music composed and recorded for the project by T. Griffin. It ran March through July 2012.
After a theatrical run and excellent reviews Liza Johnson's debut feature Return is available on VOD, including iTunes. It stars Linda Cardelini and Michael Shannon. Says Time Out New York: “this is what independent cinema should be.”
T. Griffin received his second Cinema Eye Award nomination for Original Score in as many years for Dragonslayer. in 2011, he was nominated for Utopia in Four Movements.