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Gustafer Yellowgold's Golden Heart Symphony
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 02/04/2012 at Symphony Space.

Don't miss this insanely creative combination of catchy original songs accompanying beautifully animated on-screen illustrations of a sun creature and his earthly friends. A Gustafer Yellowgold experience is not to be missed!

Normally accompanied by a full band, singer-songwriter Morgan Taylor takes Gustafer to a new level with this year's annual Symphony Space concert. Bigger and better than ever before, this years performance includes the band and The Chelsea Symphony. There's no better way to get swept up into Gustafer's world.

+ About the Artists

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Morgan Taylor moved to New York City in 1999, residing there for a decade while honing his songwriting skills and establishing himself as a successful sound engineer. He has released several CDs, including the 70-song box set, Box of Monster.

Beginning as a young teen in the ’80s in various musical groups, Taylor has a long and varied musical history that has seen him sharing bills with such artists as Bob Dylan, Wilco, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Polyphonic Spree, The Breeders, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Guided By Voices, Missing Persons, and even A Flock of Seagulls!

Taking a rest from the “normal” world of rock music, Taylor, a self-taught illustrator, began drawing what would become the Gustafer Yellowgold videos as a picture book project in winter 2004.

Gustafer himself is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Shock. In addition to touring nationally to arts centers, children’s museums, theaters and music venues, Gustafer has ventured abroad for performances in the U.K and even Korea!

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