6.30.11 Trios For Deep Voices @ Royal/T

Angel City Arts presents
THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2011 8PM
ROYAL/T
8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA, 90232  |  310.559.6300

Cold Blue Music presents composer/performer Christopher Roberts’s Trios for Deep Voices-a powerful, virtuosic, yet extremely beautiful and compelling set of pieces for three double basses. From its rapid passages of devilishly difficult harmonics and unique bowing techniques to its pensive stretches of lyric, vocal-like melody, Trios is a stunning work inspired by the Star Mountains region of Papua, New Guinea, where Roberts lived in the1980s. Performing with Roberts in it’s Los Angeles premiere will be bassists David Young (principal bass of the L.A. Opera Orchestra) and Jim Bergman (also of the L.A. Opera Orch.). Cold Blue Music recently released Trios on CD, garnering the following critical reactions:

“A magnificent piece! There’s nothing like it. Roberts’ voice is truly original.” -Bertram Turetzky, new-music bassist extraordinaire

“An elegantly reverberant, harmonically rich and gracefully delineated composition for resonant strings.” -The Wire

“Quite unusual and quite remarkable.” -Richard Friedman, Producer/Host, KALW’s Music from Other Minds

“Thoughtful music, beautifully worked out … Clear some space in your life, both literally and figuratively, and give it a listen.” -Greg Sandow

“Roberts has arrived at a new American music by traversing the heart of Papua New Guinea.” -Michael J. Schumacher

“This is a visceral work … a unique, original, refreshing, and pertinent set of truly global double bass trio music.” -Bass World magazine

“Remarkable … Recommended.” -Christopher DeLaurenti, The Stranger (Seattle)

For more info about Roberts and the Trios, go to http://www.coldbluemusic.com/pages/CB0030.html

Royal/T website

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