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Wednesday
Sep052018

"Intro to Modes" 8-week course with Trey Gunn

October 15 to December 8, 2018

Work directly with Trey Gunn on a weekly basis in this 8-week group course

We will break down one of the basic building blocks of music — the modes — into digestible parts, both sonically and theoretically, so you can use them with ease.

For all instrumentalists and singers. 

Modes Course at Original Voice Coaching

Saturday
Sep012018

"Playing With Fire" release in October

 

"Playing With Fire" is the first live recording by Deep Energy Orchestra. This super-group showcases prog-phenom Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Indian percussion master Selvaganesh (Shakti, John McLaughlin, Jonas Helborg) teaming up with composer Jason Everett (Mister E) and a Seattle-based classical string ensemble. 

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Thursday
Jul122018

Writing


 

I am currently in New Mexico composing my next group of pieces.

TG

Thursday
Jul122018

Security Project releases

current releases of The Security Project

 

Saturday
Sep302017

King Crimson "THRAK: The Complete Scores" book

 

7d Media announces the publication of full-band transcriptions of the entire King Crimson "THRAK" recordings. Transcriptions by Gabriel Riccio with editing and tabs by myself.


I'm very excited as these are the first true transcriptions of King Crimson material ever undertaken -- including the double-drumming and most all of the guitar parts tabbed. The book is on high-quality paper and spiral-bound for easy reading/study. The final result is absolutely stunning. -- Trey 

 

 

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Saturday
Sep302017

CONTACT - new Security Project release & tour

The Security Project has once again reinvented itself, this time with vocalist Happy Rhodes. Together with Jerry Marotta (drummer from Peter Gabriel’s first five records), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Michael Cozzi (Shriekback) and NY keyboardist David Jameson, the group continues reimagining the early work of Peter Gabriel (and also, on this disc, Kate Bush), but with Happy’s impressive four-octave vocals adding an entirely new dimension. This live release comes from shows in the US and their recent Japanese tour. 

to listen or purchase cds and downloads (44.1k and 96k):

 

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Thursday
Mar302017

Security Project "Five" - new recordings w/Happy Rhodes

Monday
Jan022017

New Year - New World

As of a few weeks ago, something has begun moving for me that I intend to build on.

I am, obviously, not alone in having had a very strange, and even stressful, 2016. It has also been quite a ‘dry’ year in terms of the deep creative work that I strive for. And while I tend to trust the bigger processes, I can’t help but feel like my own self may have gone off course a bit this year. In the same way I feel like the world has — at least from some perspectives. Judging the world is hard for me to feel any objective sense of. So I’ll just stick with myself...

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Friday
Aug262016

Security Project CD / Live 2 for pre-sale now

We are very happy to announce the release of the follow up to the acclaimed Live 1 cd.

"The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of these Peter Gabriel classics!"  – Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel’s “So” record  

from reviews of Live 1:

“The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking early output, creating an immersive experience both in performance and on its debut release Live 1. The group goes far beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and elements while staying true to the spirit of the material. Gabriel enthusiasts across the board will be taken by the band’s high-octane approach full of drive, determination and energy.”  – Anil Prasad, Innerviews 

"What Security Project does is accomplish what's been too long in coming: positioning Peter Gabriel's music as repertoire. It's clear that while the band treats Gabriel's music with no shortage of reverence, it's also about a more open-ended approach to the music." – John Kelman, All About Jazz 

"Strong marks go to this unique project that will appeal to Peter Gabriel fans and progressive rock aficionados. This is a live album, but the level of musicianship among the band members makes that easy to forget until hearing the audience applause following the tracks. Writing as a Gabriel fan myself, the telling fact is that I’ll probably play Live 1 more often than I play Gabriel’s own recent reinventions."  – Jeff Elbel, IE Magazine 

Monday
Mar212016

Security Project CD - Live 1

I'm extremely excited to present these recordings. We have worked our asses off over the last few years learning, arranging and performing this material. While on our European tour last spring, we recorded many of the shows and now have the audio 'proof of concept' to present this group. I half expected our recordings to have the effect of making you run to the originals. But it just isn't so. The performances hold up as works unto themselves. 

Purchase a pre-sale version now and get an immediate download of "Lay Your Hands On Me" and "No Self Control."

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Sunday
Feb072016

3Below -- adventures in Mexico

3Below (Michael Manring, Alonso Arreola and myself) spent the whole of last week in Mexico. And when I say the "whole week" I mean it. For most of the days we were getting up at 5 or 6am and then going full steam until 1 or 2am. We did a bucketload of interviews interspersed with rehearsals, air travel, sound checks, shows and workshops.

3Below is one of the most unusual groups I have ever been involved with. For starters >>> Three Bass Players. Right there you either have me intrigued or you REALLY don't have me at all! For my money, the idea of it sounds completely preposterous. Who wants to hear three bass players? And only the sound of three bass players? No other instruments at all! I'm pretty sure I don't, but then...

OK, admitedly we aren't just three regular bass players. I extend far beyond the bass register and both Michael and Alonso have a plethora of exotic and extended sounds in their musicial suitcases. But still, three?

Yes, the answer is YES. As ridiculous as it sounds this group is phenomenal. It really is. We play as a trio, we play in duos and we each do a solo segment. In a way it is a celebration of our instruments. But in truth, there are thousands and thousands of folks who play instruments like ours. So, the real story is this group is a celebration of everything each of us bring to the table. And then the combination of the three.

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Saturday
Oct242015

Inner Hearing, Micro-twitches and the Breath

This is a longish story. It includes some muso-materials that may be unfamiliar territory for the non-musician. But the pay-off is well worth it, I believe. So, thanks for bearing with me here.

I have begun working with a new system of ear training and the repercussions of it are mind/body/ear boggling. As of three weeks ago I was not prepared to go out on a limb and recommend it. But now I am. I'll even put this in the strong recommend category.

Background:

Ear training is a big part of my musical work. It is also something that I believe leads up into the depths. The doorway to something well beyond us. For the non-musician reader, ear training is the work of being able to recognize what is happening in the music. And recognize it by hearing alone. An almost preposterous thing for some to consider – how could a musician work in any other way? Well, the answer is we can cheat not using our ears all over the place. Buy looking at sheet music or focussing on our fretboards or on our fingerings. We can easily make sound without connecting to, and hearing, that sound.

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Monday
Aug032015

TG live at Hugo House

I just put up a new Live Recording for digital-download only. This is from a recent performance at the Richard Hugo House here in Seattle, WA on July 9, 2015.

I am playing the Warr Guitar and my baritone ukulele. All parts were created in real-time using Ableton Live.

Excerpts posted for streaming, download for the whole puppy.
many thanks, Trey

  

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Tuesday
Jun022015

Dukley Music Festival – Budva, Montenegro

Thursday
Apr162015

The Waters, They Are Rising - available now

The official release date is not until next week. But....I have unleashed the new release today – “The Waters, They Are Rising”. Available for direct digital download and hard copy CD via mail order. (Most all of the 7d Media catalog is also shipping as hard copies now -- with t-shirts coming in a few weeks.)

I'm quite excited about this new recording. Namely for the general direction it is sending me. It is part one of a four CD group well in process – each of a quite different flavor. The second is gurgling up at present and seems to be pointing in the opposite direction of this one.

The next exciting thing is the beautiful opening track. A Bob Dylan cover(what?!!?) rearranged by yours truly, hauntingly sung by Dylan Nichole Bandy and recorded/mixed by Michael Cozzi. This was originally recorded as part of my score for Sonya Lea's short film “Every Beautiful Thing”. With the CD version we have fleshed out the arrangement and made some alternative choices.

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