Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist at tonights Mayor’s Arts Awards in DC

I’m excited to be going to the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Warren Theatre tonight.  I’ve been nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist.  This is actually the third time I’ve been nominated, so I’m hoping that it’s the charm.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.




“ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss” with music by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom receives premiere in Salt Lake City and Washington DC

Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss press release
For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Cid Collins Walker | 202.210.8383 |

Premiere screenings set for
ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss
in Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, in conjunction with the Utah Film Center, will premiere ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss on Friday, March 9,2012 at 7p.m.A Q&A with the artist will follow the screening. The film will also receive a Washington, D.C. premiere at the National Museum of Women in the Arts as part of the Environmental Film Festival on Monday, March 19,2012 at 7p.m.

ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss is a documentary film about a pioneering artist, architect and designer who has devoted her life to the creation of works of art that explore the complex intersections between art, technology, science, nature, poetry, mathematics and architecture. The film looks at the astonishing range of Bliss’s work, from small painterly and digitally based studies of color and light to architectural site commissions of immense scale. It also puts her work in art-historical context and traces her Modernist influences, including the Bauhaus artists of the1920s. At age 86, Bliss continues to take on large-scale site commissions and create new works of art in her Salt Lake City studio.

Anna Campbell Bliss is a true pioneer in American Modernism. One of the first women ever trained as an architect at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she has forged her own vision in art and architecture. Bliss has tapped historically important movements in art, architecture and design for inspiration yet anticipated the future by incorporating computer-generated imagery into her work. The film includes compelling interviews with the artist’s husband, architect and furniture designer Robert Bliss; filmmaker Judy Hallet; and professor of architecture Stanley Hallet.

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 20S.Temple,Salt Lake City, Utah.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the screenings and ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss
visit or contact Cid Collins Walker,, (202)210-8383.

Arc of Light features an original score by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom. Learn about the composer and listen at

Composer Grundstrom conducts the Queer Urban Orchestra (on YouTube)

Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom had the honor of conducting the Queer Urban Orchestra with his composition “Jubilation! Dance for Orchestra”. 

Click below to watch Grundstrom’s orchestral conducting debut at the Church of the Holy Apostles
in New York City on November 21, 2010.

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Brian Wilbur Grundstrom

Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom interviewed by Copyright Alliance

Meet Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom

Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom is classically trained in piano and music theory from Gettysburg College. He currently lives and works in Washington DC, composing for film, orchestra, piano, and recently musical theatre. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of sitting down with Brian to chat about his music, his career, and his feelings on the many technological advances that have changed the music industry.

Check out Brian's video here at Creators Across America.  Also be sure to check out our entire Creators Across America series on our YouTube channel!

Chelsea L. Richardson
Copyright Alliance

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