Trey Pollard

In-house arranger for Spacebomb, Trey Pollard, makes his debut as a composer in his own right on Antiphone. Antiphone is an album of chamber pieces under his own name featuring a set of preludes and fugues for string quintet and pieces for chamber string orchestra and piano. Pollard’s work has been a vital component of productions by a growing list of rock and pop artists in the know – Natalie Prass, The Waterboys, Foxygen, Helado Negro, Matthew E. White and Bedouine – and expanded to projects outside of that context, recently contributing to the score of S-Town, the groundbreaking long-form podcast. The music of his mind is of such quality – agile and prescient, conceptual yet emotional, with an absorbing sense of beauty. Though he might not try to bring down the heavens, they swing low just the same. Pollard moves through the potentialities of sound with surety, finding his own line on the thrill of sound.


“Pollard…has created a stunning collection of memorable moments that feel like a score for a film — one that’s playing in your mind as you listen. Close your eyes and let it overtake you.” — RVA Magazine
Antiphone is nothing short of an achievement.” — You Hear That?!
“beautiful” — Composer’s Toolbox
“perfection” — Schmutz
Antiphone [is] set to emphasise Pollard’s emotional and conceptual sound… Jumping between producing, piano and conducting the small ensembles, his debut album will highlight Pollard’s prowess and attention to minor detail.” — The Line of Best Fit



01. Fixed Ideas: I
02. 8 Pairs: Prelude I. Slowly
03. 8 Pairs: Fugue VI. Very Slowly
04. 8 Pairs: Prelude VI. Moderately
05. 8 Pairs: Fugue II. Moderately Fast
06. 8 Pairs: Prelude VIII. Moderately
07. 8 Pairs: Fugue V. Moderately

08. 8 Pairs: Fugue VIII. March
09. 8 Pairs: Prelude V. Slowly
10. 8 Pairs: Fugue VII. Gigue
11. 8 Pairs: Prelude III. Very Slowly
12. 8 Pairs: Fugue I. Moderately
13. 8 Pairs: Prelude II. Moderately
14. 8 Pairs: Fugue IV. Very Fast
15. Fixed Ideas: II

33rpm LP Vinyl – Standard black, 140g, download code included
Release date: November 16, 2018

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'Antiphone' Sheet Music Book

48-page, 9x12" sheet music book of 'Antiphone' containing 16 pieces for quintet presented in pairs ('8 Pairs') and two pieces for chamber orchestra and piano ('Fixed Ideas'). Printed in high-quality on 60lb paper with cover art designed by Spacebomb’s Travis Robinson. Beautiful to play and to hold.


8 Pairs for String Quintet:

Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violin
Adrian Pintea, violin
Molly Sharp, viola
Schuyler Slack, cello
Ayça Kartari, bass

Fixed Ideas:

Wells Hanley, piano

Adrian Pintea
Stacy Matthews
Jeanette Jang
Treesa Gold
Anna Bishop
Meredith Riley
Catherine Cary
Violaine Michel

Jocelyn Smith
Kimberly Ryan
Caleb Paxton

Jason McComb
Peter Greydanus
Stephanie Barrett

Matt Gold, bass

Recorded at Montrose Recording in Richmond, Virginia
Produced by Matthew E. White
All compositions by Trey Pollard
Published by Spacebomb Publishing
Engineered by Adrian Olsen
Mixed by Adrian Olsen at Montrose Recording
Mastered by Jesse Lewis
Strings contracted by Treesa Gold
Art Direction & design by Travis Robertson
Jacket photographs by Ryan Patterson
Sleeve photograph by Sarah Walor

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