by Jacob Strauss
On Thursday June 9, the Re:Sound Festival kicked off with two dynamic sets from the New York-based ensemble Warp Trio, and Cleveland’s own Robin Blake Sound Experiment.
Warp Trio took the stage as a quartet and began Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy. Josh Henderson’s bow biting the strings of his electric violin sounded like a Bartók sonata infused with the blues. It sneered and bared its teeth. It was abrasive, and after the angst, the blues caught the collar of the snarling beast and calmed it. [Read more…]