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Jennifer Sherburn’s Eleven Eleven: 02
Bold new dance series continues its planned 11-month reign of beauty
DAILY Arts  December 7, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Maybe you remember when Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn did that incredible thing with a troupe of dancers and a cadre of excellent chefs over a series of nights at an equestrian dressage ranch out in the Texas Hill Country? You’d remember it because you were there, or because you read this segmented report of the action...."

Man With a Movie To Score
Justin Sherburn sounds off on an avant-garde, Soviet silent
Screens Story  July 6, 2012, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...In a small, crowded house at the end of a long street in Montopolis, Justin Sherburn, a keyboardist with the indie rock band Okkervil River, is preparing a group of five musicians for a run-through of a score he's written for the 1929 silent film Man With a Movie Camera. The group, made up of a classically trained percussionist, a bass player, two violinists, and a violist, will accompany the film this Sunday and Wednesday, July 8 and 11, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar as part of the Silent Movie Live Score series...."

The Time Machine: Top Hits of Every Decade for a Century
Montopolis goes multimedia and transtemporal in live concert
DAILY Arts  January 11, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...In your ears: Top music hits from every decade – as performed live by composer Justin Sherburn and his all-star Montopolis outfit...."

ARENA: Dressage to Impress
A starry & enchanted night of human performance in the Hill Country
DAILY Arts  April 26, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...1. Yes, Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn seems to have turned human beings into horses, but rest assured that she hasn’t done so in any literal, genetic-engineering sort of fashion, so, please, put those torches and pitchforks away...."

Austin's April Dancers
A month flooded with movement closes with Jennifer Sherburn's Arena and Tapestry's Passing It Forward
Arts Story  April 28, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Last weekend brought five more movement spectacles, with new work from Diverse Space Dance Theatre, Ballet East, and Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre. (See Jonelle Seitz's review of AADT's Lumen.) Two of those productions that just opened continue this week, so here are the basics, dance fans. ArenaSat., April 30 & Sun., May 1, 7:30pm; feast at 9pm Fair Oaks Farm, 1001 Brownson, Driftwood Choreographer Jennifer Sherburn takes her work to a new place – literally: a dressage riding arena in Driftwood..."

Man With the Movie Camera
Justin Sherburn & Montopolis' silent film score is a hit!
DAILY Music  July 10, 2012, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Caligari, etc. Justin Sherburn & Montopolis, matched to Man With a Movie Camera – which screens again tomorrow – offers a series best...."

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
A strong sense of community at possibly the funniest Payne Awards ceremony ever
Arts Story  October 31, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...Among the 35 awards given for outstanding theatrical work in the 2007-2008 season, three shows came out big winners: Tongue and Groove Theatre's production of The Red Balloon, which was voted Outstanding Production of a Play for Youth and honored for Mark Stewart's performance, Arthur Adair's set design, Justin Sherburn's score and music direction, and the animation by Leah Sharpe; Zach Theatre's Porgy and Bess, which was recognized for Robin Lewis' choreography, Derek Whitener's costumes, and the performances by Marva Hicks, Cedric Neal, and Janis Stinson; and Vortex Repertory Company's Troades: The Legend of the Women of Troy, which took home the prize for Outstanding Production of Music Theatre and was honored for Bonnie Cullum's direction, the ensemble performance of its seven-woman chorus, and the lighting by this year's recipient of ACoT's Special Recognition Award, Jason Amato...."

Playback: White Riot, Black Identity
Crowdfunding a black punk narrative, shuttering the Houston Press, and soundtracking Enchanted Rock
Music Column  November 9, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"..."It had always been this mythical place where kids went to do psychedelics and have spiritual experiences," composer Justin Sherburn recalls of his earliest notions of Enchanted Rock, the massive, rose-colored batholith protruding from the Earth north of Fredericksburg...."

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014-2015
PHOTO GALLERY  June 2, 2015
"...Original Composition/Score award was shared by Nico Muhly's How Little You Are and Justin Sherburn's score for The Wars of Heaven, Part I. Austin Classical Guitar Artistic Director Matthew Hinsley (r) accepts for Muhly, while acknowledging Sherburn...."

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
Arts Story  October 3, 2008
"...Justin Sherburn (The Red Balloon)..."

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
Arts Story  October 3, 2008
"...Justin Sherburn (The Red Balloon)..."

Words and Music
This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit
Arts Story  July 7, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...The brainchild of guest artistic director Tom Echols, Narratives consists of three concerts in which selections by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, James Joyce, Fernando Pessoa, and Julio Cortázar alternate with musical works by the likes of Bach, Reich, Britten, Piazzolla, and Austin's Joseph V. Williams II and Justin Sherburn...."

Final SXSW List: No. 10
Nas, Vince Staples, Lucius, and 198 more
DAILY Music  March 4, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...SXSW’s final push of registered acts also lassos in a long list of locals: Black Books, Bavu Blakes, the Boxing Lesson, Capyac, Dead Earth Politics, the Diamond Center, DJ D-Lite, DJ Grip, DJ Jester the Filipino Fist, DoWrong, Dubb Sicks, Kimberly Dunn, Flying Turns, Kayla Freeman, Tim Gunter, January May, JSoulja, Kenny Gee, KP & the Boom Boom, Leather Girls, Lil T, Lowkey, Mad Classy, Mindz of A Different Kind, the Nimbus, Nook, Pleasure Escape, Rotten Mangos, Roxy Roca, Justin Sherburn & Montopolis, Shinyribs, Sip Sip, Sphynx, Subkulture Patriots, the Sun Machine, Team Next, Total Abuse, Hailey Tuck, Wavedash, and Y2...."

Trouble Puppet's The Wars of Heaven, Part I
The eons-old battle between heaven and hell gets reorganized along gender lines
Arts Review  May 7, 2015, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...As always, Trouble Puppet recruits a strong ensemble of performers and designers. The music by composer Justin Sherburn especially is a remarkable aspect to the play, with recorded contributions from the ensemble Convergence..."

SXSW Music List No. 9
Spoon, Atmosphere, Charles Bradley, and 243 more added
DAILY Music  February 27, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Graham Reynolds performs his “Marfa Triptych part 1 – The Country and Western Big Band Suite,” and then there’s the rest of the ATX alphabet: Hard Proof, Richard Henry, Hidden Ritual, Hour Band, Justin Sherburn & Montopolis, Kay Odyssey, Line Upon Line Percussion, Steve Parker, Phranchyze, Surly Gates, Sweet Talk, Tha Real Chino, and the Golden Dawn Arkestra...."

Charged Up
The 10th Fusebox Festival gets off to an electric start with 'Mozart Requiem Undead'
Arts Story  April 11, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...How challenging could that be? Consider: The Requiem Undead will encompass music by Caroline Shaw, whose Partita for 8 Voices scored the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music; Glenn Kotche, percussionist for Wilco; Todd Reynolds, violinist with Bang on a Can; DJ Spooky, the experimental hip-hop musician and multimedia artist; Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout; Justin Sherburn of Okkervil River; Petra Haden, violinist, vocal sensation, and member of the Haden Triplets; Kate Moore, award-winning Australian composer; and, naturally, Stopschinski and Reynolds. That's like sound coming from every frequency on the radio dial, an impossible mix of musical modes and genres...."

white road Dance Media: Deer, to Me
The Brooklyn troupe's dance was often visually arresting but at times bland
Arts Review  October 28, 2011, by Jonelle Seitz
"...Deer, to Me closed Oct. 23, but North Country, another work by Gruneberg, said to explore themes of domesticity set to music by Austin composer Justin Sherburn, opens Oct..."

The Jungle
Trouble Puppet's expanded take on Sinclair's novel is as grisly and graceful as ever
Arts Review  March 25, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...As we follow the joys and agonies of newly immigrated Jurgis' journey through the (metaphorical and literal) abattoir, we're treated to choreographies of workers and puppets more diverse than the workshop version allowed, with props beyond that first iteration, with lighting (by Stephen Pruitt) doing things to Hopkins' efficient ebony set that, if that lighting were a lover doing similar things to you, you'd likely climax several times before exhaustion left you panting and useless. (And, no offense to Barry White, but Justin Sherburn has this show's soundtrack composed and performed to perfection.)..."

The Incredible Shrinking Man
This shadow-theatre staging of the sci-fi classic is, indeed, incredible
Arts Review  January 28, 2011, by Barry Pineo
"...When the effects work – as when a cat wanders in and gets some love, or when the tiny Carey falls off a stool, or when the world dissolves into primordial ooze – you watch in wonder. And when the effects don't work, well, you forgive it because Director David Yeakle, Musical Director Justin Sherburn, and their incredibly shrinking cast and crew really are incredible...."

A puppet-driven hodgepodge romp through Mary Shelley's most famous work
Arts Review  October 1, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...This show is more a hodgepodge romp through the plot and themes of Mary Shelley's most famous work, suffused with wit and proletariat unrest and a Sister (the progressive Mrs. Frankenstein) who's Doing It for Herself, lighted by Stephen Pruitt and adorned by the original music of Justin Sherburn...."

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