Project Trio

Project Trio

by John Garratt

29 July 2010

 
cover art

Project Trio

Project Trio

(Harmonyville)
US: 10 Feb 2010

Project Trio are a self-described “high energy chamber music ensemble” consisting of flute, cello, and bass. It would be a stretch to call their music classical, though. The group spends the first few songs on their latest album constructing vamps around some rather stifling, cyclical forms that afford them the uncomfortable luxury to dabble in rhythmic plasticity. The ode to urban decay “City of Dreams” feels even less convincing, and a Guns N’ Roses cover (“Sweet Child O’ Mine”) comes across as nothing more than flirtation with novelty. More earnest and natural moments like the original “3 Movie Scenes” and a faithful rendition of Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a la Turk” help portray Project Trio in a more auspicious light.

Project Trio

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times. Thanks everyone.

//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

READ the article