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Holcombe Waller

Performing Arts, 2013



Holcombe Waller is a singer-songwriter and performance artist living in Portland, OR. He has authored five albums and three touring interdisciplinary concerts. He was awarded a 2011 U.S. Artists Berresford Fellowship in recognition of artistic excellence in music. He is known for his songwriting combining folk, popular and liturgical influences, as well as his approach to music as “total theater.” He is an accomplished video-maker, directing his own art-music videos and generating video design within his own performances. His music-theater performances have been presented or commissioned by On the Boards, PICA, Under the Radar, YBCA, Centre Pompidou and many others. He is an avid collaborator, including work with Miguel Gutierrez, Zoe Scofield, Joe Goode, Ryan Trecartin and a feature-length score for filmmaker David Weissman. He most recently released Into the Dark Unknown, a compilation of songs taken from the eponymous 2008 MAP Fund-supported touring show. The album’s music garnered praise from The New York TimesPaste Magazine and NPR, and has been editorially featured on iTunes Indie Spotlight as well as Starbucks’ Pick of the Week. Outside of the performing arts world, Waller has worked with and/or performed with The National, Feist, Mia Doi Todd, Bob Mould, Storm Large, China Forbes, Gabriel Kahane, Menomena, Justin Vivian Bond, The Oregon Symphony, The Magnetic Fields, and many other musicians and bands.

www.hwaller.com

Awards and Accomplishments

2014:

Waller receives a 2014 MAP Fund Grant for LGBT Requiem Mass

2014:

Waller and five other Creative Capital Artists perform in BAM's Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn

2013:

Waller receives an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. Waller was selected from the fellows to receive an Honorary Joan Shipley Award 

2013:

Waller receives a NPN Creation Fund grant for $14,000