Presented with the "Eclectic Salon" at the Villa Aurora

The Varied Trio

Three of Los Angeles' premiere chamber musicians - Yuri Inoo, Aron Kallay, and Shalini Vijayan - form the Varied Trio, a fearless chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of the here and now.

This concert is produced with the Eclectic Salon at the Villa Aurora. Note that it is neither on a Tuesday, nor at MonkSpace!


Letters from Lou (2014-15) - DENNIS AMAN
    I. Petaluma
    II. Crown Point
    III. Dewey Street
~World Premiere~

Concerto a Tre (2007) - WILLIAM KRAFT
    Encounters XIV

The Alchemy of Everyday Things (2015) - JASON HEATH
~World Premiere~

The Question Mark’s Black Ink (1986) - BILL ALVES

Varied Trio (1987) - LOU HARRISON
    I. Gending
    II. Bowl Bells
    III. Elegy
    IV. Rondeau, in honor of Fragonard
    V. Dance

Eclectic Salon - 20 years of concerts at Villa Aurora

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the German artist residence in Pacific Palisades, Villa Aurora is going to present a series of concerts, embracing the diversity of musical production in Los Angeles.
From sound artists to Brahms, from microtones to poetry and music, this program offers an opportunity to celebrate the scope of musical styles and ensembles, many of which have emerged over the last two decades in Los Angeles.

T@MS and Eclectic Salon present: VARIED TRIO

Lou Harrision was not the first composer to write for violin, piano, & percussion trio, but in 1987 he did create it's most lasting and beloved work, theVaried Trio.

This program takes the Varied Trio as a point of departure and inspiration for the evening, featuring five new pieces. Takuma Itoh's Vanishing Act reimagines the role of the percussionist, eschewing pitch, with stunning effect, while Harrison disciple Bill Alves takes an opposite approach in his new work, building a custom set of tubes for the percussionist with 41 pitches to the octave. Brian Shepard embraces Lou's love of flair and the non-traditional with his raucous Last Tango on the Left, and Jason Heath carries on Harrison's exploration of extended techniques, featuring alchemical and illusionary interactions between live performers and electronic processes in his Kimiya for violin and piano. Dennis Aman builds a new microtonal percussion instrument for his Petaluma, based on a poem Lou Harrison wrote for his friend and kindred spirit, "Lines of Eleven and Eight on Harry Partch." The last line of the Lou's poem captures perfectly the essence of the final work on the program, Harrison's own Varied Trio: " it is our flesh that knows all these lovely ratios, as we know also blooms and loves and tunes and sunlight."

Three of Los Angeles' premiere chamber musicians--Yuri Inoo, Aron Kallay, and Shalini Vijayan--form the Varied Trio, a fearless chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of the here and now. Explorations in color, rhythm, and melody are born from the unique combination of violin, piano, and percussion. The trio's repertoire ranges from icons of the genre, such as Lou Harrison's Varied Trio, to new works created specifically for the group by the leading composers of today.