Jesse Gelaznik (Composer)
Dirty Churches founder and composer Jesse Gelaznik specializes in film soundtracks, as well as music for art performances and dance. His Dirty Churches opera ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS was performed in June of 2019 for a three night run at La MaMa Gelleria. Jesse also composed a prerecorded soundtrack for the play The ARTS which opened La MaMa's 2018 season. Directors Daniel Garcia and Rania Attieh used his music in the feature film Initials S.G., which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. He has been nominated for best score by the American Independent Film Awards for his work on the feature film H., which screened at Sundance, MoMA and the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. Gelaznik’s collaborative project with Daniel Garcia, PWR&$$$, received a commission from the Sharjah Art Foundation for their Biennial X and was displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012. Jesse also performed alto guitar in Glenn Branca’s 13th Symphony Hallucination City.