Sandra Wong, Dominick Leslie and Ty Burhoe come together in an unusual trio combination of nyckelharpa/fiddle, mandolin and tabla/world percussion to explore music from all corners of the globe, including their own compositions. Having made their trio concert debut at the Caramoor International Music Festival July of 2010, they have been working together for just over a year and the project continues to gain both momentum and depth. Reaching into their individual roots of Classical Western, Classical Indian, Bluegrass, Jazz, Scandinavian, Old-time American music and more their arrangements honor each tradition while moving into new, unchartered territory. Whether it’s old-time tunes in 7, Bach on nyckelharpa, mandolin and tabla, Swedish tunes from hundreds of years ago brought into a 21st century arrangement or Shakti revisited; Sandra, Dom and Ty create a musical playground for everyone (both musicians and listeners) to explore, play, stretch, and grow in a joyful space. Sandra Wong: Fiddle and Nyckelharpa; Dominick Leslie: Mandolin; Ty Burhoe: Tabla and world hand percussion. Find out more online via SandraWongMusic.com and www.tyburhoe.com.
- by Brian Hughes
- · April 2, 2011