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  • Pre-order of Trios. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases May 5, 2017

     $10 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    6 panel gatefold CD
    Artwork by Matt Evans
    Designed by Mariah Tarvainen

    Includes digital pre-order of Trios. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases May 5, 2017
    item ships out on or around May 4, 2017

     $15 USD or more

     

1.
Brooks Frederickson: Undertoad
2.
3.
Ken Thomson: Grizzly
4.
Fjóla Evans: Shoaling
5.
Brendon Randall-Myers: Simple Machine
6.
Adrian Knight: The Ringing World

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Bearthoven is a small ensemble that has its roots in the Bang on a Can organization's Summer Music Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art—known worldwide as a mecca for emerging composers of adventurous contemporary music. Comprised of Karl Larson (piano), Pat Swoboda (upright & electric bass) and Matt Evans (percussion & drumkit), the group started in name only as a cheeky tribute to Beethoven, and quickly took on the mission of making art music more accessible to a wider range of listeners than the traditional "classical music" crowd. Trios features the work of six young composers and serves as a living blueprint of Bearthoven's support network.

"Each of their individual voices is reflected in our identity as a trio," Larson explains. "When Bearthoven began, we were determined to build a new repertoire for our instrumentation; piano-bass-percussion trios are common in jazz, for example, but pieces for this format in the modern canon were virtually non-existent. So our goal in building this repertoire wasn't to cultivate a particular sound or style, but to act as a blank page for composers and give them the chance to project their distinct voices onto our ensemble."

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releases May 5, 2017

Bearthoven is:
Matt Evans (percussion)
Karl Larson (piano)
Pat Swoboda (bass)

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Bearthoven New York

Bearthoven is a piano trio creating a new repertoire for a familiar instrumentation by commissioning works from leading young composers.Karl Larson (piano), Pat Swoboda (bass), and Matt Evans (percussion) have combined their individual voices and diverse musical backgrounds, coming together to create a versatile trio focused on frequent and innovative commissioning of up-and-coming composers. ... more

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