Tristan Kasten-Krause

Tristan is a bassist and composer living in Brooklyn, New York whose work enlarges the minutiae of close tones and subtle gestures. As a performer he has been credited with lending his “low-end authority to vital New York institutions” (the New Yorker) and praised for his “heavenly” (The Guardian) original compositions. Tristan has worked with influential modern artists such as Steve Reich, Caroline Shaw, Sigur Rós and David Lang and performed with prominent contemporary groups including Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music, Ensemble Signal and Wet Ink. He has performed on Broadway in the Tony award-winning Oklahoma!, been a featured artist on Hudson Basillica’s 24-Hour Drone Festival, and can be heard on soundtracks for Netflix’s The Witcher, PBS’s Frontline and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. His most recent album of original compositions, Images of One with Jessica Pavone, was released February 17th on Relative Pitch Records. Tristan holds a master’s degree from The Hartt School of music where he studied with Robert Black. 

Upcoming Performances

Sept 10 – The Four Seasons According to Glass and Piazzolla

Sept 11 – Grotto III: German Masterpieces