STRANGERS ON THE EARTH DIRECTOR TRISTAN COOK AND FILM SUBJECT/CELLIST DANE JOHANSEN - Cinema Village
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STRANGERS ON THE EARTH DIRECTOR TRISTAN COOK AND FILM SUBJECT/CELLIST DANE JOHANSEN

DIRECTOR AND SUBJECT PROFILE

With a focus on the intersection of cinema and music, the work of directorTristan Cook traverses traditional and experimental film techniques in order to unpack the human need to communicate through emotion, art, sound. A veteran in the performing arts field, he has collaborated extensively with such artists and organizations as the Emerson String Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He is currently the Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Bravo Vail Music Festival. A native of St. Charles, MO, Cook received his BFA in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Dane Johansen, executive producer and cellist Dane Johansen joined The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of March 2016. He was cellist with the Escher String Quartet for five years, during which he and his colleagues were BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, and also recipients of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Martin Segal Award from Lincoln Center. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the world. A native of Fairbanks, Alaska, Dane Johansen studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and at the Juilliard School, where he earned his artist diploma. He studied privately with Bernard Greenhouse.