Described by Sergio Assad as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today,” Mobius Trio‘s mission is to use the most popular, ubiquitous instrument in the world — the guitar — to create a new lexicon of music; one that freely combines the varied influences of musicians who grew up with unfettered access to the world’s entire musical library.
Mobius began the season in the recording studio, laying down tracks by composer/collaborator Nick Vasallo (check out a gorgeous video from the session) for an upcoming album, “Bon Voyage,” which will also feature new works by Samuel Adams, Adrian Knight, Mario Godoy, and Joseph M. Colombo. (And in December, Stephen Smoliar of the SF Examiner listed a Mobius performance as one of the best of 2015!)
This month Mobius has been on the road, traveling to the United Kingdom and appearing at the University of Surrey for the Guilford Guitar Weekend, where they were participants in the International Guitar Research Centre.
Looking forward, Mobius offers a special evening-length work: Aaron Gervais’s Prescription Drug Nation. Originally composed as music for dance in collaboration with Here Now Dance Collective. A stunning musical work for a constantly rotating ensemble of classical, steel-string, and electric guitars and available with or without accompanying dance collaboration, the work consists of six musical portraits of the effects of being on some of the most commonly overprescribed and/or abused prescription drugs – Adderall, Ambien, Xanax, Prozac, Vicodin, and Viagra.
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Browse the Mobius Trio artist page (where you can listen to more videos and audio clips).
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