Singer, composer, and performance artist Holcombe Waller composes for concerts, film, and dance. His works explore themes of nostalgia, intimacy, and the search for spiritual meaning. Waller has released five albums on his own label and scored the Emmy-nominated documentary We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco, which premiered at Sundance in 2011. He has performed in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Paris, among many others, and he has been awarded grants from the MAP Fund, Creative Capital, and the United States Artists. The latter noted his mournful, folk-inflected style as well as his approach to music as total theater. Born and raised in the San Francisco area, Waller studied art at Yale University and now lives in Portland.