Tristan Kasten-Krause, Bassist

Tristan Kasten-Krause is an upright and electric bassist living in Brooklyn, NY specializing in modern, classical and avant-garde music. 


Tristan Kasten-Krause is an upright & electric Bassist located in New York City


Performed withWet Ink Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, Contemporaneous, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Tigue,  Ensemble Linea, Man Forever, Cantata Profana, Heartbeat Opera

Been featured on: the Lincoln Center Festival, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, the Guggenheim's Works & Process Series, the Made in America Festival, Basillica Hudson's 24-Hour Drone, BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, The Dither Extravaganza, the Ecstatic Music Festival and more

Worked and performed with: Steve Reich, David Lang, Alvin Lucier, Irvine Arditti, John Luther Adams, Howard Shore, Caroline Shaw, Kid Millions, Julia Wolfe, Henry Threadgill, Christopher Cerrone, Glenn Kotche, Michael Gordon, Denardo Coleman

Recorded with: Man Forever, Real Loud, Tigue, Marilu Donovan, Bending Spirit (Members of Cloud Nothings), Infinity Shred, Marateck

He is:

The co-founder and Artistic Director of Real Loud
Member of the avant-rock band Marateck
Bassist for Avant-Rock band Ecce Shnak
Half of harp and bass drone duo Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten-Krause
A two-year fellow at the Bang on a Can festival at MassMoCA.  
A master's graduate of double bass performance, studying with with Robert Black & Anthony Stoops

upcoming Performances

2/8: Argento New Music: The Voices of Erin Gee @ Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY
2/16: Ecce Shnak @ Johnny Brendas W/ Mo Lowda and the Humble - Philadelphia, PA (sold out)
2/20-2/21 BMP: Next Generation @ National Sawdust - Brooklyn, NY (sold out)
3/14: The Stone Presents: Greg Chudzik’s Solo Works Vol. 1 @ The New School - NYC, NY
3/21: Ecce Shnak @ Rockwood - NYC, NY
4/5: Ecce Shnak @ Pianos - NYC, NY
4/6: Ecce Shnak @ Democracy Center - Boston, MA
4/7: Ecce Shnak @ Port City Blue - Portland, ME
4/13: MATA Festival 2019 - Andrew Watts: What it Means to Be Post-Human/ Tatiana Gerasimenok: Bohemian Algae
4/17: Contemporaneous @ Princeton Sound Kitchen - Taplin Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
4/25: Contemporaneous w/ ICEBURG - Dimenna Center for Classical Music, NYC, NY
5/1: Marateck Album Premiere @ Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY
5/8-5/12: Ecce Shnak Tour - NYC, VA, WV, NC
6/4: June In Buffalo Festival w/ Slee Synfonietta - Buffalo, NY

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