My trio with Anthony Coleman and Ted Reichman formed organically through collaborative performances at New England Conservatory. As friends and faculty members in the Department of Contemporary Improvisation, we have often turned to one another to develop ideas for our department’s themed concerts. We’ve honed our own voice as an improvising trio over these past few years, walking the contested spaces between composition and improvisation, and art music, free improvisation and popular song. Our core repertoire includes original compositions and re-compositions of classical and popular music – from the final movement of Mahler’s Third Symphony, the Russian popular song Kalinka, to Duke Ellington’s Mood Indigo – that we have developed for concerts such as Ellingtonia, Global Attractions, and Mahler in Chinatown.
- Tanya Kalmanovitch, July 2012