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Toy Box Trio w/ God's Favorite Beefcake, Bakelite 78
Empty Sea Studios
Seattle, WA
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Toy Box Trio w/ God's Favorite Beefcake, Bakelite 78
The Toy-Box Trio presents "...charmingly quirky music that shifts from whimsical to creepy, from lullabies to marches. It is the soundtrack to a forgotten circus, a broken childhood memory, a magic music box full of dust and wonder." (Sarah Shay, Jew-ish.com).

Founded in 2007 by classical composer Harlan Glotzer, the Toy-Box Trio is devoted to helping audiences experience through-composed music in an entirely different way.  The pairing of concertina, toy piano, and tuba is reminiscent of the classical piano trioĆ¢a staple in chamber repertoireĆ¢but able to extend into the 21st century by creating a sonic landscape evocative of dusty old music boxes and haunted carnivals.  Jordan Block of Sepiachord describes the trio's sound as "...markedly intimate retro-future circus music, transforming baroque sounds into a stranger version of 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'."  Toy-Box Trio is committed to approaching time-worn ideas and concepts from unexpected, non-traditional, and rarely-used angles.  The trio fills the space between carnivals, circuses, and classical chamber ensembles, creating a light and fanciful sonic atmosphere.

The Toy-Box Trio is at home in venues ranging from concert halls to cabaret clubs to street corners, and performs for a diverse audience including families, steampunks, and symphony-goers.  Previous performances include the Seattle International Cabaret Festival, Steamcon, and the University District Street Fair, as well as various stages and art galleries throughout the Puget Sound region.  Aside from stage performances, the Toy-Box Trio has been featured on KEXP's "Sonarchy Radio" and has made a live television appearance on the Seattle Channel's "Art Zone with Nancy Guppy".  Sepiachord has commissioned two separate pieces from Toy-Box Trio for the CD compilations The Sepiachord Companion and The Sepiachord Passport.  Music from the trio's self-titled EP creates the backdrop for Philadelphia's Olde City Sideshow and provides the soundtrack for various films including My Lucy Charm and Back Ally.

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Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States


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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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