Drawing influences from Gregorian chant, Sacred Harp, Bulgarian folk music and their own songwriting, Founders has created a dutifully reverent yet daring homage to Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. The program, titled “Songs for the End of Time,” also features original songs and compositions by Founders illustrating themes of love, the divine and the final apocalypse.
By popular vote, Founders won 21CM POP Organization of 2018! We are thrilled to accept this honor and are excited to continue to write new works, present at more schools, and perform all over the world. Thank you for voting for us!
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We’ve released 3 new singles this year! Each one with a different flavor of what we do:
7/5 Step - A shifty metered blues written in the style of Brubeck
Excursion #1 - Our take on Samuel Barber’s piano work
Echoes of Harlem - featuring Brandon on this Duke Ellington classic
You can find all three on our “LISTEN” page or purchase them by clicking HERE
PS. All three have artwork by Anna Russell - this one is painted with her feet!
The first video release of our first concert with Sam Suggs is now on our YouTube channel. Be prepared for more to come!
Intermède is an arrangement of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time by Brandon. The video is from a live performance at The Cell as a part of the Tribeca New Music series.
Click HERE to check it out.
We are excited to spend a week rehearsing, relaxing, and exploring new projects at the Antenna Cloud Farm. Hosted by Judd Greenstein and Michi Wiancko, our residency will culminate in a final concert on August 4th. MORE INFO
Don't feel like seeing another solar eclipse? Come see Founders' Northern Flights Tour!
June 7 2017 - Sofar Sounds
June 11 2017 - Cafe Vivaldi
August 17 2017 - Cafe Vivaldi
October 19 2017 - National Sawdust
December 1 2017 - The Cell
Stay tuned for more information!
We performed a new program called "Movement & Location" at ShapeShifter Lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn on April 30th at 7PM.
We will be playing a show at St. Paul's Chapel, New York NY on Tuesday, January 10 2017 at 5:00PM - 6:00PM.
We will be playing a show at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6:00pm 7:00pm. Must be 21 or older!
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
New York, NY, 10002
We will be playing a show (3 sets!) at the First Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, MI on December, 31st 2016.
6:00PM - 7:00PM
8:00PM - 9:00PM
10:00PM - 11:00PM
New Track from FOUNDERS
A special note of thanks to Sid Whitsell, whose generosity towards our kickstarter campaign sponsored this cover - Thank You, Sid!