Whether conceptual film, documentary or live concert, the work of director Tristan Cook examines systems of human expression at the intersection of cinema and the performing arts. His debut feature documentary, STRANGERS ON THE EARTH, was hailed by the L.A. Times as “an inspiring and transporting portrait” of life and music along Spain’s Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. He recently directed a 2-part television documentary for PBS that follows the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as it returns to live indoor concerts in the midst of the pandemic. He has collaborated extensively with artists and arts organizations such as the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Augustin Hadelich, New York Philharmonic, Live from Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, La Jolla Summerfest, and Music@Menlo. He is currently the Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Bravo Vail Music Festival. Tristan holds a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.