Trio No. 1

Trio No. 1 (2013) (11′)

Sam Golter, flute; Kelly Quesada, cello; Jacob Walls, piano
Nov. 19, 2013, Eugene, Ore.

I hear this trio engendering a sense of familiarity in the listener even on a first hearing. Melodically and harmonically, there are pricks here and there, and formally, the journey is full of quick turns, but the result is still warm to the ear. I imagine this trio as a journey down some rarely encountered cul-de-sacs in one’s own neighborhood.