ensemble, et al.

ensemble, et al.

Trepanning Trio

Sat · November 11, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00

ensemble, et al.
ensemble, et al.
ensemble, et al. is a Brooklyn-based percussion quartet who strives to create a boundary-crossing, progressive-yet-accessible sound. The group employs elements of contemporary chamber music, instrumental rock, and modal jazz with a “garage band” approach to its compositions. ensemble, et al. performs original compositions and collaborations by its members Ron Tucker, Charles Kessenich, J. Ross Marshall, and Jeff Eng. Placing the search for beautiful sounds and textures above all else, the band keeps its all-instrumental music grounded in lyrical patterns and song forms that tell a story. Elements of improvisation trickle into ensemble, et al.'s minimalist platform, adding excitement and spontaneity. The timbres of marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, and drum set dance playfully together, creating a mosaic of sounds that blend and richly complement one another. The group’s goal is to create music that represents the next wave in the stylistic synthesis of the contemporary classical, jazz, and pop traditions, and to win over a wide-ranging audience from the staunchest traditionalist and the most progressive listener alike.
Trepanning Trio
Trepanning Trio
Since its unofficial formation in 1998, this Northeast Ohio-based ensemble has assembled an unlikely rogues' gallery of composers, artists, writers and ethnomusicologists. Contrary to its name, Trepanning Trio typically performs with a rotating lineup of six to twelve musicians. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they bring hundreds of years of experience to bear on a repertoire forged by a shared passion for sound, texture, rhythm, melody and experimentation.

The band's name derives from the surgical procedure in which a hole is drilled into the human skull. Cave paintings suggest that people once trepanned the skulls of the living in order to let evil spirits escape, thereby curing seizures, migraines, and mental disorders.
Venue Information:
Mahall's
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH, 44107
http://www.mahalls20lanes.com/