Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: Garth Stevenson
Film: Horse Girl
Double bassist and composer, Garth Stevenson, creates music for film and television. He collaborated for the second time with director John Curran on the 2017 biographical drama Chappaquiddick, starring Kate Mara and Jason Clarke. Curran and Stevenson’s first collaboration was on the 2013 dramatic biography, Tracks which featured Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. Garth’s most recent scoring project, Them That Follow, (Olivia Coleman, Walton Goggins) was one of sixteen films selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Other notable films include 10,000 Saints (Ethan Hawke), Resilience (directed by James Redford), Tater Tot & Patton, Seed: The Untold Story, Roadside Picnic (directed by Alan Taylor), The Grizzlies, Red Knot(Olivia Thirlby, Vincent Kartheiser),Young Lakota, Conscience Point.
His three full-length solo albums, Alpine, Flying, and Voyage, are informed by his experiences carrying his 160-year-old double bass to the woods, beach, desert and other remote locations including Antarctica and Tuva. He has also played his double bass on more than 50 studio albums for other artists.