NewBorn Trio

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Miguel Frasconi is a composer and improvisor whose instrumentarium includes glass objects, electronics, and instruments of his own design. 

He has composed numerous operas, chamber works, dance scores, and has worked closely with composers John Cage, Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney and Jon Hassell.

Jeffrey Lependorf is a composer, a certified master player of the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese bamboo flute), and he also performs on a number of other Asian bamboo flutes, including the bawu, xiao, tanso and shinobue. Reviewing his recording with guitarist Scott Fields, Everything is in the Instructions (Ayler), Alexander Schmitz (Jazz Podium) wrote, “From now on, when you think of the shakuhachi, think only of Jeffrey Lependorf.”

Katie Down is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and music therapist. Her soundscores have been heard at BAM, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theatre, La MaMa, and many other venues in the US and abroad. She was nominated for a Drama Desk award and received the Connecticut Critic's Circle award for best sound design. Katie lives and works in Brooklyn and in the Hudson Valley.

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