Twins of El Dorado is a modern art song ensemble featuring vocalist Kristin Slipp and trumpeter Joe Moffett.
By turns playful, ritualistic, and downright bizarre, the duo performs original texts and music, and also explores the works of others, from medieval choral music to pieces by saxophonist Steve Lacy.
Carl Testa Trio did such a stellar job Saturday at Never Ending Books in New Haven that the crowd forgot about the wind and rain blowing outside and immersed in an hour of music indulgence as the trio played a set of 5 pieces of their original compositions.
The set played included the following pieces:
All six pieces can be watched in the same order they were played on the following YouTube playlist:
On January 30th 2010, Broadcloth trio played two sets of their original compositions with two aspiring guests. Broadcloth is a free improv Chamber group that includes:
The guests were
The trio played the following pieces(in the order they were played):
“Intro piece” composed by Nathan Bontrager
“Windows In Walls” composed by Adam Matlock
“In Stitches” composed by Anne Rhodes and inspired by an embroidery she had made
”State Crunch Singularity” composed by Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro and includes electronic renderings of previously played tracks with acoustic performance
After the break, Gabriel and Steve joined the trio in playing the following pieces:
“Intro Piece II” revised with the addition of Gabriel on the guitar
The quintet then played a circular series of duets where two performers would play simultaneously with one of them leading while the other musician provides the atmosphere and transfer the rhythm to the next musician. This was really outstanding. Gabriel played the guitar and Steve the percussions.
“In Stitches II” was revisited with Steve adding the percussions
The quintet finally finished the performance with an improv(improvisation) finale.
You may find all the video clips captured during the performance on YouTube (links are provided on the names of the individual pieces above). Alternatively, I created a playlist that shows the pieces one at a time in the same order they were played, here it goes:
Still photos of the performance follow: