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9 HORSES

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Blurring the lines between jazz, classical, and folk music, this spectacularly virtuosic trio will light their special brand of musical fireworks for the grand finale of Antenna Cloud Farm’s inaugural festival season. Named after a Billy Collins poem, 9 Horses is Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, Sara Caswell on violin and Hardanger d’amore (a 10-string fiddle!), and Andrew Ryan on upright bass.

"Brent's music is just bursting with emotion and its immediacy is partly what makes it so attractive and inviting. This highly emotive music touches and communicates the essence of what it means to be an alive, feeling human being.” - All About Jazz

9 Horses is Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, Sara Caswell on violin and Hardanger d'amore, and Andrew Ryan on bass. Featuring Brent's original compositions and the incendiary, genre-hopping virtuosity of all three members, the trio at the core of 9 Horses represents Brent's dual vision of a musical future with no barrier between the old notions of 'folk art' and 'fine art', and an ensemble capable of communicating this idea through musical canvases both great and small.

Originally formed in 2012 as a duo between Brent and Caswell, 9 Horses expanded to a trio the following year and in 2015 released its debut album Perfectest Herald (Sunnyside Records), a title drawn from Much Ado About Nothing ("Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.") The centerpiece of the album is a 4-movement suite for the acoustic trio alone which takes the listener on a searing journey through tragedy, triumph, and renewal.

Following the album’s release, 9 Horses has performed and given workshops across the USA and internationally, and was most recently named the winning ensemble in the 21CM LAUNCH: Emerging Artists competition. Upcoming residencies in the 2017-18 season include University of Arkansas Little Rock/ACANSA Festival, DePauw University, Illinois State, University of Colorado Mesa, University of Denver, and Ball State.

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