Three Trios

2010-11

violin, cello, piano, 1-3 portable PA systems

24′

July ’10
2010
piano trio with one portable PA system
8’00

f.p. Kürbis, University of Coventry, 30th March 2011

February ’11
2011
piano trio with three portable PA systems
8’20

Commissioned by Phoenix Piano Trio

f.p. Phoenix Piano Trio, The Forge, Camden, London, 13th April 2011

November ’11
2011
piano trio with two portable PA systems
7’00

f.p. Kürbis, University of Durham, 4th February 2013

Programme Note
In Three Trios musical material is stripped back towards a point at which it marks little more than the time passing; a study in pure structure (a canonic motet) and content nearing transparency (a window, nearly); the present as materialised, poignant space.

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Recorded by Marcus Barcham Stevens (violin), Oliver Coates (cello) and Mark Knoop (piano) on Signs of Occupation (2016)