KnoxTrio presents "Footprints," an immersive, interdisciplinary concert program exploring sonic representations of the natural world from 1971 to the present. From George Crumb’s seminal trio Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) to Matthew Burtner’s atmospheric Snowprints (2001) to two 2018 world premieres (Victoria Romano, Ernest Ling), Footprints examines changing conceptions of humans’ precarious place within the environment, and the role of music in shaping these perspectives. About 70 minutes in length, the concert will feature five musical works interspersed with thoughtfully-curated video clips, sound clips, and theatrical elements designed to heighten a sense of “narrative synesthesia”. With Footprints, KnoxTrio aims to highlight paradoxes between the often lush, sublime beauty of environmental music and the harsh realities of environmental abuse and impending climate change.
About the artists:
KnoxTrio is an emerging flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental music. Comprised of Boston-based cellist Brianna Tagliaferro, Manhattan-based flutist Joshua Weinberg, and Brooklyn-based pianist Daniel Schreiner, KnoxTrio aims to increase the visibility of emerging femme+, trans, POC, and queer composers. Additionally, KnoxTrio seeks to re-imagine the contemporary music canon by re-framing seminal 20th-century works by incorporating visual, theatrical, and narrative elements. Brianna, Joshua, and Daniel met at the nief-norf Summer Festival in June 2017, where their interest of experimental and interdisciplinary work converged into the creation of a new chamber ensemble. Footprints will be the debut performance of KnoxTrio’s inaugural season.