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VIKTOR KRAUSS
 

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RECORDING/PRODUCTION CREDITS
 

Eclectic composer/bassist Viktor Krauss (Champaign, IL 1969) has been a presence in Nashville Tennessee since 1992 with over 500 album credits as either a bassist, composer/songwriter or producer. His touring and recorded career have included artists such as Lyle Lovett, Bill Frisell, James Taylor, Tom Jones, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Carly Simon, Jerry Douglas, Kacey Musgraves, Buddy Miller, Chet Atkins, Larry Carlton, James Newton Howard, The Chieftains, Peter Rowan, Harry Connick Jr. J.D. Souther, Joan Baez, Indigo Girls, Dolly Parton, Rodney Crowell, Graham Nash, Michael McDonald, John Fogerty, Elvis Costello, Kenny Rogers, Janis Ian, Jewel, and Michael Feinstein.   In 2022, Viktor joined Robert Plant and Alison Krauss as a multi-instrumentalist (electric guitar, six-string bass, piano) on the “Raise the Roof” tour.  

 

In 2004, Krauss recorded his solo debut of his original compositions, Far From Enough featuring an all-star band consisting of Bill Frisell, Jerry Douglas, Steve Jordan, and Alison Krauss (peak position #6 Billboard® Contemporary Jazz Chart). Krauss' second album, II , which featured core band guitarist Dean Parks and drummer Matt Chamberlain emerged three years later. In 2016, Vignette. a duo recording of original material with lever harpist extraordinaire Maeve Gilchrist was released. Primarily instrumental music, Viktor cites that this music could be described as "a soundtrack without a movie with nods to 'jazz and classic rock'." In 2006, Viktor was awarded a fellowship for the prestigious Film Composers' Lab at the Sundance Institute and his film composing credits include music for directors Ken Burns and the late Robert Altman. Viktor's original compositions from his solo recordings are used daily as musical "bumpers" for National Public Radio between programs.  Housing a vast collection of vintage synthesizers, guitars, effect pedals, Viktor's "Split Window Studio" was completed for private and commercial use in late 2020.  

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SOLO ALBUMS 

MUSIC

VIKTOR KRAUSS - FAR FROM ENOUGH (Nonesuch 2004)

 

Viktor Krauss - bass, electric guitar, vocals

Jerry Douglas - slide guitars

Bill Frisell - electric and acoustic guitars

Steve Jordan - drums

Alison Krauss - vocals, viola

 

1. For a Good Time  2. Far From Enough  3. Overcast  4. Tended  5. Philo  6. Big Log

7. Playground  8. Grit Lap  9. Sunday Afternoon Man  10. Side Street  11. Here To Be Me

12. Split Window

 

produced by Lee Townsend

 

recorded and mixed by: Jason Lehning

recorded at Sound Emporium and Brown Cloud, Nashville

assistant engineer: Adam Munoz

mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

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VIKTOR KRAUSS - II (Back Porch Records 2007)

 

Viktor Krauss - bass, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard instruments

Dean Parks - electric and acoustic guitars, cimbus Matt Chamberlain - drums, percussion, electronics

 

with special guests:

Shawn Colvin

Bill Frisell

Shweta Jhaveri

Lyle Lovett

Ben Taylor

    1.  Hop  2.  No Time Like the Past  3.  Eyes In the Heat  4.  When She's Dancing  5. Pinky       Ring 6.   (I Could Have Been Your) Best Friend  7.  Ecotone  8.  Shine On You Crazy Diamond

    9.   Dudeman  10.  Last Book

 

produced by Lee Townsend

Engineered by Jason Lehning 

Additional engineering by Adam Munoz, Fred Remmert, Jim Karwan

Assistant tracking engineer: Jason Mott

Assistant mixing engineer: Loredana Crisan

Mastering engineer: Greg Calbi

Recorded at Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles

Additional recording: Cedar Creek Studio, Austin; Fantasy Studio, Berkeley; KSPOR Traxx, Nashville; Emerald, Nashville; Sony Music Studios, New York

Mixed at San Francisco Soundworks, San Francisco

Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York

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SPLIT WINDOW STUDIO

STUDIO

Viktor Krauss offers his services as instrumentalist, composer, producer, recording or film project with the aid of his personal studio.  

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Local 257 Nashville A. F. of M.

(615) 244-9514

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