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Greta Gertler Gold

Professional Residency

Years: 2015

Greta Gertler Gold is a Brooklyn-based composer, lyricist, performer and producer who writes songs that have been described as "hoped-for revelations that all too infrequently emerge from the never-ending pile of new releases" - Vin Scelsa, WFUV, with a "peculiar and exciting alchemy of accessible but avant-garde pop" - Elizabeth Nelson, NPR.

In 2015 she was granted a residence at The Orchard Project with Stew, to develop their musical / song cycle Anna Hit. She was accepted as a composer in Ars Nova's Uncharted Program 2015-16, to work on musical The Real Whisper with playwright Akin Salawu. The Real Whisper was subsequently featured in the Polyphone Festival in Philadelphia in 2017. In 2014, Greta was accepted as a composer into the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in NYC. Greta also participated in the Public Theater's first composer/playwright meet-up. Subsequently, Greta began working on The Real Whisper with playwright Akin Salawu. Twelve of Greta's songs are also featured in Jack Feldstein's cabaret-musical Une Parisienne in New York, in development at Dixon Place and Workshop Theater Company, NYC.

Greta has also composed and produced music for numerous films, TV shows and ads, such as short films Teeth (2019) and 'US: A Family Album' (2012), which was selected for the San Francisco International Film Festival, NY Shorts Festival, Coney Island Film Festival and Seoul Film Festival. Greta recently directed the music video for Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Alice Bierhorst's song Not Like the Movies and also produced her orchestral pop album 'The Beacon' with Adam D Gold.

She and Adam (The Universal Thump) produced and performed as house band for The Seder-Songwriter Project at Joe's Pub, NYC (2014 & 2015) and George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert at The Bell House, Brooklyn (2010).

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