Montopolis is an indie chamber music group that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. Their music combines rock, folk, and electronic compositions into modern classical arrangements to create ‘stunning and transcendent’ (Austin Chronicle) concerts. Their programs combine live music with film and interactive storytelling. The group tours nationally with original live scores to silent films and presents concerts that highlight Texas history and culture at performing arts centers and museums across the state. Their multimedia concerts are themed around Big Bend National Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and the Texas coast. They perform live scores to the silent films Man with a Movie Camera, L’Inferno, The Return of Draw Egan, Orochi: The Serpent, and Buster Keaton’s The Scarecrow. They also perform a live score to the iconic children’s film Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon). ‘A night of beautiful chamber music, but with electric guitar and the twang of pedal steel giving a Texas kick to the keys and strings,’ –Texas Monthly. ‘A multimedia love letter to the Texas coast, with voices and images from the Gulf set to an original score,’ –NPR, Texas Standard. ‘Your summer blockbuster has arrived,’ –Austin Chronicle. Photo by Sunday Ballew.

Additional information



Contact name

Justin Sherburn

Contact address

6805 Santos Street Austin TX 78741

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Public Performance

$1, 000 – $5, 000

School performance

$1, 000 – $5, 000

Workshop fees

$5, 000 – $10, 000

Travel per diem lodging

$0 – $2, 500




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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