A synergy of musical worlds, old and new – Tre Voci's new EP, AURO is out now. It's a unique collaboration between composer and organist Kit Downes and Tre Voci, comprised of Norwegian cellist Torun Sæter Stavseng and British cellists/composers Gregor Riddell and Colin Alexander.
Featuring music by Josquin and Ockeghem alongside compositions by all performers, the EP is a showcase of what Tre Voci do best: building new works from structured improvisation, and finding fresh energy in old sounds.
Formed in 2012, Tre Voci's repertoire ranges from medieval and renaissance vocal music to new commissions and their own compositions. The trio is also focused on structured improvisation, performing with live processed electronics as well as explorations of Scandinavian folk music. In 2017/18 they have collaborated with nonclassical to present concerts alongside Mohammed Reza Mortazavi, Silje Aker Johnsen, David Stephen Grant, Bryn Harrison, Henrik Koppen and South Bank Gamelan Ensemble.
Kit Downes is a BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated, solo recording artist for ECM Records. He has toured the world with artists such as Squarepusher, Thomas Strønen, Aidan O'Rourke and Django Bates and written commissions for Cheltenham Music Festival, London Contemporary Orchestra, Stavanger Konserthus, Cologne Philharmonie, BBC Radio 3 and the Wellcome Trust.