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 Brooklyn, New York


Performed with: Wet Ink Large Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, Contemporaneous, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Tigue, Ensemble Mise-En, Ensemble LineaMan Forever, Cantata Profana, Heartbeat Opera

Been featured on: the Lincoln Center Festival, 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, MATA, The Look and Listen Festival

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

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

He is:

The co-founder and Artistic Director of Real Loud
Member of the avant-rock band Marateck
Half of the 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 Anthony Stoops and Robert Black


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