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

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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 / Ecce Shnak/ 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

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)
2/20-2/21 BMP: Next Generation @ National Sawdust - (Brooklyn, NY)
3/14: The Stone Presents: Greg Chudzik’s Solo Works Vol. 2 @ 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 Night 3 - Future Perfect - The Kitchen (NYC, NY)
4/17: Contemporaneous @ Princeton Sound Kitchen - Taplin Auditorium (Princeton, NJ)
4/25: Contemporaneous w/ ICEBURG - Dimenna Center for Classical Music (NYC, NY)
5/1: Brendon Randall-Myers / Marateck / Miki Sawada: Machines and Mirrors - Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn, NY)
5/2: Ecce Shnak @ Coney Island Baby w/ Hey Guy (NYC, NY)
5/3 Ecce Shnak @ MilkBoy w/ Hey Guy (Philadelphia, PA)
5/10-5/11: Ecce Shnak - The Grove (Fayetteville WV) - Lucy Lane (Richmond, VA)
5/13: HAPPY WOMAN: Meredith Monk Gala, w/ Dollshot - Public Arts (NYC, NY)
6/4: June In Buffalo Festival w/ Slee Synfonietta (Buffalo, NY)

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