|Birth name||Thomas Bartlett|
|Born||October 13, 1981|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, pianist and producer|
|Associated acts||Sam Amidon, The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Martha Wainwright, Glen Hansard, Elysian Fields|
Thomas Bartlett (born October 13, 1981), also known as Doveman, is an American singer, pianist and producer. He has worked with Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, The National, Sam Amidon, Rhye, St. Vincent, Nico Muhly, The Gloaming, Martha Wainwright and many more.
Born in Vermont, Bartlett studied piano in London with Maria Curcio before moving to New York City. As a teenager, he and lifelong collaborator Sam Amidon formed the folk music band Popcorn Behavior (later known as Assembly), and released three albums.
Upon moving to New York in 2001, Bartlett soon began performing with Chocolate Genius and Elysian Fields, and also worked as Salon.com's music critic, writing first a weekly "Wednesday Morning Download", and later the daily "Audiofile" feature. In recent years, Bartlett has performed and toured extensively with artists like The National, Antony and the Johnsons, The Gloaming, Martha Wainwright, Glen Hansard (in both The Frames and The Swell Season) and Bebel Gilberto.
The first Doveman record, "The Acrobat", 2005, was produced by Patrick Dillett, one of Bartlett's most frequent collaborators. It was followed in 2007 by "With My Left Hand I Raise the Dead", again produced by Dillett, and released by Brassland Records. In 2008 Bartlett released a self-recorded solo re-imagining of the entire Footloose soundtrack.http://brassland.org/releases/with-my-left-hand-i-raise-the-dead 2009's "The Conformist", again produced by Dillett, featured members of frequent Doveman collaborators The National, as well as backing vocals by Norah Jones, Glen Hansard, Beth Orton, Martha Wainwright, and Dawn Landes.
|2007||Sam Amidon||But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted||producer, engineer, mixer|
|2011||Justin Vivian Bond||Dendrophile||producer|
|2012||Glen Hansard||Rhythm and Repose||producer|
|2012||Julia Stone||By the Horns||co-producer w/ Patrick Dillett|
|2012||Hannah Cohen||Child Bride||producer|
|2012||Justin Vivian Bond||Silver Wells||producer|
|2013||Trixie Whitley||Fourth Corner||producer|
|2013||Bell X1||Chop Chop||co-producer w/ Peter Katis|
|2013||Sam Amidon||Bright Sunny South||co-producer w/ Jerry Boys|
|2014||The Gloaming||The Gloaming||producer|
|2014||Anna Calvi||Strange Weather||producer|
|2015||Hannah Cohen||Pleasure Boy||producer|
|2015||Glen Hansard||Didn't He Ramble||co-producer w/ Dave Odlum|
|2015||Sufjan Stevens||Carrie & Lowell||producer, mixer|
|2016||Martha Wainwright||Goodnight City||co-producer w/ Brad Albetta|
|2016||Magnetic Fields||50 Song Memoir||addition production|
|2017||Chris Thile||Thanks For Listening||producer|
|2017||Adrian Crowley||Dark Eyed Messenger||producer, engineer, mixer|
|2017||Sufjan Stevens||Call Me By Your Name soundtrack||producer, engineer, mixer "Mystery of Love", "Visions of Gideon", "Futile Devices (Doveman remix)|
|2017||Sufjan Stevens||"Exploding Whale (Doveman remix)"||producer|
|2018||Yoko Ono||Warzone||co-producer w/ Yoko Ono, engineer|
|2018||Olivia Chaney||Shelter||producer, engineer|
|2018||Joan As Policewoman||Damned Devotion||co-producer w/ Joan Wasser and Parker Kindred|
|2018||Mandy Patinkin||Diary: January 27, 2018||producer, engineer, mixer|
|2018||Rhye||Blood||producer & co-writer, "Please" and "Softly"|
|2018||The Gloaming||Live at NCH||producer|
|2018||Rufus Wainwright||The Sword of Damocles (single)||producer|
|2018||Norah Jones||My Heart is Full (single)||producer, engineer, co-writer|
|2018||Teitur||I Want To Be Kind||producer, engineer|
|2018||Sufjan Stevens||"Lonely Man of Winter (Doveman Mix)"||producer|
|2019||Henry Jamison||Gloria Duplex||producer, engineer|
|2019||Angelo De Augustine||Tomb||producer, engineer, mixer|
|2005||Elysian Fields||Bum Raps and Love Taps||piano, wurlitzer|
|2006||Miho Hatori||Ecdysis||accordion, piano, organ, keyboards|
|2007||Stars Like Fleas||The Ken Burns Effect||piano, prepared piano|
|2009||Antony and the Johnsons||The Crying Light||piano|
|2009||Elysian Fields||The Afterlife||piano, keyboards|
|2009||The Swell Season||Strict Joy||keyboards|
|2009||Martha Wainwright||Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, a Paris||piano|
|2009||Bebel Gilberto||All in One||piano, fender rhodes, rhodes bass|
|2010||Antony and the Johnsons||Swanlights||piano|
|2010||The National||High Violet||piano, keyboards|
|2010||David Byrne/Fatboy Slim||Here Lies Love||clavichord, clarinet, organ, piano, wurlitzer|
|2011||Mike Doughty||Yes and Also Yes||piano, organ, clavinet|
|2011||The Poison Tree||The Poison Tree||organ, piano, wurlitzer|
|2011||Julia Stone||The Memory Machine||fender rhodes, piano, vocals|
|2011||Marisa Monte||O Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade||fender rhodes, piano, keyboards|
|2011||Elysian Fields||Last Night on Earth||piano|
|2011||Iron & Wine||Kiss Each Other Clean||piano, fender rhodes, wurlitzer, organ|
|2011||My Brightest Diamond||All Things Will Unwind||fender rhodes|
|2011||Elysian Fields||Last Night on Earth||piano, keyboards|
|2012||Sharon Van Etten||Tramp||fender rhodes, piano, organ|
|2012||Rufus Wainwright||Out of the Game||fender rhodes, organ, piano, synthesizer|
|2012||Antony and the Johnsons||Cut the World||piano|
|2012||Martha Wainwright||Come Home to Mama||keyboards, piano|
|2013||The National||Trouble Will Find Me||piano, keyboards|
|2013||Yoko Ono||Take Me to the Land of Hell||piano|
|2013||Various Artists||Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle||music director, piano|
|2013||Joshua Bell||Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends||piano|
|2014||Antony and the Johnsons||Turning||piano|
|2014||The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger||Midnight Sun||wurlitzer|
|2014||Angus & Julia Stone||Angus & Julia Stone||fender rhodes, mellotron, organ, piano, pump organ, synthesizer|
|2014||Elysian Fields||For House Cats and Sea Fans||piano, keyboards|
|2015||Emile Haynie||We Fall||piano, composer|
|2015||The Lone Bellow||Then Came the Morning||fender rhodes, organ, piano|
|2015||Little May||For the Company||keyboards, piano|
|2015||This Is the Kit||Bashed Out||piano, accordion, keyboards|
|2015||Delta Rae||After It All||keyboards|
|2016||Alicia Keys||"That Would Be Enough" from the Hamilton Mixtape||synthesizer|
|2016||The Wainwright Sisters||Songs in the Dark||piano|
|2016||Trixie Whitley||Porta Bohemica||rhodes bass, keyboards|
|2016||Frightened Rabbit||Painting of a Panic Attack||fender rhodes, keyboards, organ|
|2016||Little Scream||Cult Following||keyboards, piano|
|2016||Lisa Hannigan||At Swim||fender rhodes|
|2016||Blind Pilot||And Then Like Lions||mellotron, piano, wurlitzer|
|2017||St. Vincent||Masseduction||keyboards, piano|
|2017||Father John Misty||Pure Comedy||piano|
|2017||Ed Sheeran||÷||piano, keyboards|
|2017||The Wild Reeds||The World We Built||keyboards|
|2017||Angus & Julia Stone||Snow||keyboards, programming|
|2017||The National||Sleep Well Beast||keyboards|
|2017||Bryce Dessner/James McAlister/Nico Muhly/Sufjan Stevens||Planetarium||piano, mellotron, engineer|
|2018||Florence + the Machine||High as Hope||keyboards, co-writer, co-producer|
|2018||Elysian Fields||Pink Air||mixer, piano, keyboards|
|2018||Glen Hansard||Between Two Shores||piano|
|2018||David Byrne||American Utopia||mellotron, piano|
|2018||My Brightest Diamond||A Million and One||synthesizer|
Burgundy Stain sessions
In January 2011, Bartlett, as Doveman, began a monthly salon style performance series at West Village club (Le) Poisson Rouge, called the Burgundy Stain Sessions, inviting Bartlett's friends to join him and the band on stage. Over the course of the year, performers included Norah Jones, Glen Hansard, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Sara Quin, Beth Orton, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, Elysian Fields, Chocolate Genius, Julia Stone, Chris Thile, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lisa Hannigan, St. Vincent, and many others.
In October 2011, Bartlett music-directed, and co-curated with Hansard, a two night evening at (Le) Poisson Rouge, inspired by the Burgundy Stain Sessions, and celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Other Voices, an Irish music TV show. Performers included Laurie Anderson, Damien Rice, Bell X1 (band), The Lost Brothers, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner, Gabriel Byrne, Paul Muldoon, Colum McCann, and others.
On October 11, 2012, NPR began a week-long broadcast series devoted to special performances that were captured at The Burgundy Stain Sessions.
On March 5, 2013, the first International Burgundy Stain Session took place at the Adelaide Festival in Australia. On December 14, 2014, Bartlett brought the Sessions to the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland with a line up consisting of Anna Calvi, Glen Hansard, Paul Noonan, Conor O'Brien and Lisa O'Neill.
Music Director and curator
Bartlett occasionally performed with Lou Reed, and was the music director for a 2016 show of Reed's love songs at Lincoln Center, featuring Lucinda Williams, Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Mark Kozelek, David Johansen, and many more.
He has directed and co-curated two gala benefit concerts for St Ann's Warehouse, one featuring Lou Reed, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, Sam Amidon, and Karen O, the other with Alan Cumming, Glen Hansard, My Brightest Diamond, and Sting.
In 2015 he curated and directed a performance of musical interpretations of W.B. Yeats' work at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, featuring Anna Calvi, Justin Vivian Bond, Robert Forster, and more.
Also at the National Concert Hall, he and Sam Amidon co-directed a tribute to Pete Seeger (who they had known and played with as teenagers).
Bartlett composed and performed "The Hunter and the Hunted" for Volker Schlondorff's film Return from Montauk. He also produced and mixed 3 songs with Sufjan Stevens for Luca Guadagnino's film Call Me by Your Name (2017), including "Mystery of Love" which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2018.
Bartlett, working with Joan As Policewoman, wrote the score for the film Permission, starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens.
In February 2012, the Museum of Modern Art premiered a new collaboration between Doveman and filmmaker Tom Kalin, with Kalin's images set to songs from "The Conformist". The full piece, titled "My Silent One", was premiered in July 2014 at Outfest in Los Angeles.
Bartlett composed and performed the score, and acted as music supervisor, for the 2014 film Trouble Dolls, starring and co-directed by Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger. He also composed the music for Matthu Placek's short film A Portrait of Marina Abramovic.
In 2011, a new band called The Gloaming was formed, featuring Bartlett, Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Dennis Cahill. They debuted in Dublin at the National Concert Hall. The Gloaming's self-titled debut album, produced by Bartlett, was released in 2014 on Real World Records and Brassland, to wide critical acclaim. The album won the Meteor Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year. The band's second record was also produced by Bartlett.
In 2008, Bartlett, Sam Amidon, and Nico Muhly, all native Vermonters, embarked on the "802 Tour", performing a melange of each other's songs and compositions. Muhly and Bartlett continued collaborating, eventually forming a group called Peter Pears, after the great English tenor, and will be releasing a record of their songs together in 2018.
In 2011, Bartlett and Patrick Dillett made a remix of Tegan and Sara's "Alligator", featuring a guest vocal by Amidon.
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