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Break of Reality
Feb 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm| 20-30
Break of Reality has been applauded for their “genuine technique”,
and their ability to “rock out like they mean it.” (Time Out New York).
Their sound has been described as having “excitement, originality,
and an undeniable intensity that louder, heavier bands only dream
of. Break of Reality is going to win a Grammy someday. Bank on it.”
(Rochester City Newspaper).
Break of Reality is a cello rock band originally formed at the Eastman
School of Music in 2003. The band is filling concert venues around
the country with fans eager to hear their original music, as well as
interpretations of music by Tool, Metallica, and System of a Down.
Their sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once, and their
live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead,
and Yo-Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted.
Break of Reality has given hundreds of performances across the
country at performing arts centers, colleges, rock clubs, and music
festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, TX. Along with
performing, the group’s original music has been featured in national
television programs, including Dateline NBC and America’s
Investigative Reports on PBS, which went on to win an Emmy.
Through their affiliation with Pandora Radio, Break of Reality’s music
has been streamed by millions of listeners around the U.S. The band’s
three albums, The Sound Between (2006), Spectrum of the Sky
(2009), and Covers (2012), have sold over 40,000 copies worldwide.
The band is committed to music education, having performed at
hundreds of public schools across the country, encouraging music
students to explore all types of genres on their instruments. The band
is also committed to music entrepreneurship, and has developed
the Break of Reality DIY Lecture Series, which was designed to
empower budding classical musicians with practical, real world
music business knowledge.