Montopolis turns west Texas tales into song in this concert premier inspired by Big Bend National Park. The performance weaves science, history, poetry and personal stories into music inspired by the land and the people that have walked upon it. Music and story are accompanied by breathtaking video that captures the epic grandeur of the vast high desert wilderness.
"By highlighting instruments not typically associated with contemporary classical music, Sherburn and his collective have created a perfect soundtrack for the movie playing out your car window on any drive west of San Angelo."
"Though envisioned as a multimedium experience of Southwestern idyllics, the transcendent compositions of Music for Enchanted Rock stand alone."
Black Box Studio House Concert
Mother Falcon Fundraiser
Enchanted Rock Suite Premier
The North Door
Premier of Enchanted Rock Suite
Enchanted Rock preview
Free preview of Enchanted Rock Suite
Montopolis Trio at Monkeytown
6th and Pedernales
A 5 course gourmet meal served inside a giant art projection cube. Piano, cello, and pedal steel score and excerpt from "Le Reveleteur".
Yakona at Monkeytown
6th and Pedernales
A 5 course gourmet meal served inside a giant art projection cube. Duet with Bob Hoffnar to a 20 minute edit of Yakona.
Sketches from Enchanted Rock
Presenting sketches of a suite dedicated to Enchanted Rock, our central Texas batholith. Piano, string trio, and field recordings.
Music for Enchanted Rock
Music for Enchanted Rock Album Release Nov 12 at North Door
Montopolis has a uniquely Texan approach to classical ambient music with influences ranging from Bob Wills to Arvo Part. String trio, pedal steel guitar, and piano are accompanied by Rip Shaub’s landscape photography and the legends of Enchanted Rock. Composer Justin Sherburn performing with Leigh Mahoney and Sara Nelson (Tosca String Quartet), Alejandro Duque (Austin Symphony), and Bob Hoffnar (Liminal Sound Series).
“Music for Enchanted Rock” is the latest Montopolis recording to be released by the Wren and Shark record collective. These pieces modulate between expanses of drone and noise sculptures to counterpoint and melody driven songs. New western themes are slowed to a geologic tempo and wrapped in layers of slowly morphing harmony, paying homage to the mythological and the sacred.