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


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

Performed with
Wet Ink Ensemble / Ensemble Signal / Argento Chamber Ensemble / Tigue / Contemporaneous / 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 / Jay Z’s Made in America Festival / Basillica Hudson's 24-Hour Drone / BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival / The Dither Extravaganza / the Ecstatic Music Festival

Recorded with: Caroline Shaw / Real Loud / Man Forever / Infinity Shred / Tigue / Leya / Bending Spirit (Members of Cloud Nothings) / Marateck

He is:

The co-founder and Artistic Director of Real Loud
Half of harp and bass duo Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten-Krause
Member of the avant-rock band Marateck
Bassist for the art-rock band Ecce Shnak
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

Fall 2019
7/10 & 7/16 (2:00pm)
- Oklahoma! on Broadway @ Circle in the Square Theater, NYC
7/20 - Ecce Shnak’s Shnakfest, performances by Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten-Krause / Ecce Shnak @ 267 Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn, NY
7/25 - Defeat The Flesh, Destroy the World, and Cast Out Demons by Jaxyn Randall @
The Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
8/06 - 8/11 - Oklahoma! on Broadway @ Circle in the Square Theater, NYC
8/19 - Ecce Shnak @ Arlene’s Grocery, NYC
8/23-8/27 - Ecce Shnak tour @ Pauly’s Hotel in Albany, Cafe 9 in New Haven, Night Doll Fest in Burlington, others TBA
8/30 - Yoink album release w/ Marateck @ Sunnyvale, Brooklyn NY
9/5 - Resonant Bodies Festival w/ Argento New Music - Mouthpiece 29 by Erin Gee @ Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn NY
9/11 - Waves & Lines by Gemma Peacocke @ the John F. Kennedy Center, Washington DC
10/8 - Large Furniture Bass Quartet - works by Wolfe, Honstein, Krausas & Polansky @ Areté in Brooklyn, NY
12/11 - Kinds of Kings x Real Loud, Works by Finola Merivale, Shelley Washington @ National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY

Spring 2020
- Steve Reich’s 2X5 @ Modfest, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY

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