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The Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio

The Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio (David Abel, violin; Julie Steinberg, piano; William Winant, percussion) was formed in 1984 and is dedicated to the performances of Music from the Americas, Pacific Rim, and Northwest Asia. The Trio has commissioned over twenty composers including Terry Riley, Somei Satoh, Daniel Lentz, Lou Harrison, John Harbision, Paul Dresher and Frederic Rzewski. The Trio has collaborated closely with various composers including a tour in 1986 with Gordon Mumma and Lou Harrison. Their recording of Lou Harrison's "La Koro Sutro" on New Albion was hailed by The New York Times as one of the ten best albums of 1988. They have performed throughout the United States, Canada and Japan to critical acclaim, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music's "Next Wave Festival", Library of Congress, Chamber Music West, Cabrillo Music Festival, Ravinia Music Festival, UCLA Center for the Arts and Lincoln Center. Their concerts have been broadcast by National Public Radio, WNYC, KPFA, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("2 New Hours") and DRS2 (National Radio of Switzerland). Currently they are on the faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California.


* Dark Blue Circumstance: music of Paul Dresher, with New Performance Group of the Cornish Institute, Rinde Eckert, et al; 1993 (New Albion, NA053)

* La Koro Sutro: music of Lou Harrison, with American Gamelan; 1988 (New Albion, NA015)

* Schtyx: music of Alvin Curran; 1994 (CRI, CD668)

* Set of Five: works of John Cage, Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, Somei Satoh, Lou Harrison; 1991 (New Albion, NA036)

* Walk in Beauty: music of Peter Garland; 1993 (New Albion, NA052)


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