Courtney Von Drehle
Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Von Drehle has been working on his particular brand of musical alchemy since 1980. Early projects in hybrid rock music led to collaborations with many modern dancers and the honing of his ability to create music to accompany other media. This has led to numerous commissions for music for film scores, commercials, radio, dance, theater, and performance projects.

In 2003 he was awarded a fellowship at the Sundance Institute to participate in their film composers lab. His film scoring work includes his Emmy nominated score for filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodskyís 2009 Academy Award nominated H.B.O. documentary The Final Inch, working with Academy Award winning animator Joan Gratz, and working with multiple award winning short film maker Chel White, amongst others.

In addition to co-leading 3 LEG TORSO with the inimitable Béla R. Balogh, Mr.Von Drehle is also a member of the Afro-Hebrew ensemble KLEZMOCRACY, a resident composer for DO JUMP THEATER, and half of VONIGA, a collaborative musical entity with Joe Janiga. VONIGA recently received a 2010 Caldera Artist Residency Grant.

Mr. Von Drehle has a B.A. in music from Marylhurst University and has studied North Indian classical singing.

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