Strings Theory Trio

 
What do you hear when you listen to new music? The gestures? The form? The texture?  
This CD is full of compositions that offer you a chance to hone in on your favorite element of music.  Many musical elements are set, but even more are left up to the individual players.  Even though there is a CD, each performance will be different - new pitches, rhythms, harmonies.  Yet the compositions will be familiar because the shapes will still be the same.  
       If you want a CD just email me!  They are free!  mrabson@berklee.edu
I am thrilled to be releasing fixed versions of this music and so excited to have created them with Helen Sherrah-Davies (five-string violin) and Junko Fujiwara (cello),  my musical heroines!
Here is the video for  Flashback






and a score to give you an idea of what is fixed and what is created on the spot.
 

The empty measures at Letter A are where each player creates their own theme.  That is number 1.  Players must remember their theme and be able to repeat it.  At Letter B the theme is played down a 5th.  At letter D the rhythm of the theme is played as close to middle C as possible. 

Here are some other videos from this collection:

“Mimi Rabson and Strings Theory Trio ... brought intensity and passion to their realizations.”

Brian Schuth, The Boston Musical Intelligencer.

Check out our review in the Boston Musical Intelligencer here!

“Lively and engaging, a journey that you are thrilled to be on.” - Liane Curtis

"Mimi Rabson and Strings Theory Trio have succeeded wonderfully at
what many try to do: creating improvised music that sounds, flows and moves as if it's been composed, yet has the expressiveness, spirit and freedom of improvised music."- Darrell Katz, composer, Jazz Composers Alliance

Past concerts:

w/the Jazz Composers Alliance 4/29/16 and 4/25/15 @ the Footlight Club in JP, MA

Loring-Greenough House 4/10/16 and 4/6/14 and 1/20/13, JP, MA

as part of the Equinox Festival @ Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA 3/21/16

St. John’s 10/24/15

Playing for the Planet @ Community Church of Boston, 11/7/15

Berklee College of Music 1/20/16; 6/4/14, 4/6/14, Boston, MA

Taylor House, 4/26/13, JP, MA

The Advent Library 2/22/13, Boston, MA

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 in JP We’re playing some of our favorite tunes like the Darth-Vader-gets-down-to-Parliament/Funkadelic tune, our own Slytherin Theme Song, a tribute to the Boston Green Line E train, the what-cellists’-really-think-about-Pachelbel tune and lots of tunes about the difficulties of time management.  We will also pose the music question - “What if Kurt Cobain was a violist?”.  PLEASE JOIN US!

http://loring-greenough.org/house-event/sunday-afternoon-concert-strings-theory-trio/