Posted on March 1, 2022

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This week on Thursdays@Three, we will be joined by Flute and Percussion Duo Caballito Negro! They are teaming with the Portland Percussion Group for a joint concert of evocative music and we’ve got a sneak peek just for you. Enjoy Allison Loggins-Hull’s 2018 piece Hammers, Stone Tapestry by Jeff Herriott, and more.

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“Wildly personal, intercultural, modern music…vivid, expressive music that could be performed anywhere”

Southern Oregon-based duo Caballito Negro is known for their creative and compelling performances, generating a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Multi-flutist Tessa Brinckman and multi-percussionist Terry Longshore draw their name (“dark little horse”) from Federico García Lorca’s poem, Canción de Jinete (1860). They collaborate with visionary artists, using an arsenal of instruments to push the artistic experience to new heights, and always in the spirit of duende.

Their first recording, the EP Songlines (2016), was praised for its “absolutely gorgeous tone”, “understated virtuosity” (Joshua Cheek) and being “expertly produced and played” (NFA Quarterly), featuring the music of William Kraft, David P. Jones and Ivan Trevino. Caballito Negro has ongoing recording projects for audio and video release, and upcoming commissions, in the near future.

Learn more on their website.

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