Rampant Arts produces, commissions, presents and tours shows that challenge audiences and subvert orthodoxy, yet never forget to be affecting, fun and entertaining. The merry iconoclasts at Rampant Arts win awards, pack houses and poke paradigms in the eye.
Recent endeavors include "Rite of Spring Re-Composed" a collaboration between composer Peter Stopschinski and Mother Falcon, "Symphonic Sundays", a series of collaborative concerts by Mother Falcon at Joe's Pub in New York City, and "Mozart's Requeim UnDead," a reconstruction of Mozart's great unfinished work by ten composers, including Glenn Kotche (Wilco) and Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Shaw. Past projects include producing and directing "What? And Give Up Show Biz?" Off Broadway at New York's Barrow Street Theater, executive producing Asylum Street Spankers' God's Favorite Band, The Independent Music Awards Best Gospel Album of 2010, consulting on the story and book for Ballet Austin's multiple award-winning "Cult of Color: Call to Color" and producing the Austin Critics' Table Awards.
Rampant Arts' principal John Riedie served as the founding Executive Director of Golden Hornet Project, a non-profit commissioning and presenting focused on alt classical music, for which he earned the Austin Critics' Table 2009 Award for Best Chamber Music Concert and the 2010 Award for Best Symphonic Concert.
Current management clients include the acclaimed indie chamber orchestra Mother Falcon, and the gritty soul revue T Bird and the Breaks.
John is currently directing "The Last Laugh" a concert film chronicling the dissolution and final performances of his wife Christina Marrs legendarily revered group the Asylum Street Spankers.
John also serves on the board of the Austin Creative Alliance, on its fundraising committee and is its Advocacy Chair.
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