Bryce Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is a Brooklyn based composer,guitarist, and curator primarily known as a member of The National. In addition to his work with The National, he is the co-founder of Brassland Records, a founding member of Clogs, and the founder of the MusicNOW Festival. The first recordings of Bryce's compositions, performed by the Kronos Quartet, was released in 2013 by Anti- Records. It was recently announced that Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Classics will release an album featuring three of Bryce's orchestral works on March 4th, 2014. Bryce has a master's degree in music from Yale University, and is currently a composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.