An item posted Monday (3/23) on Rolling Stone’s website reports, “Even though he has his hands busy with Phish, Trey Anastasio will finally release his orchestral project Time Turns Elastic on May 12th. The piece is a collaboration between the guitarist and composer Don Hart, and it made its live debut in September 2008 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.” That performance was with Orchestra Nashville under the direction of Paul Gambill. “The piece will also make its East Coast live debut on May 21st in Baltimore at a sold-out show with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. According to Trey, Time Turns Elastic was borne out of a Phish song he’d been demoing. … The 13-minute acoustic guitar demo transformed into Elastic’s ‘Movement 2’ and ‘Movement 3.’ ‘I grew up loving Ravel and Eric Clapton equally,’ Trey says. ‘So I kept saying to Don, ‘why can’t we have a piece of music that’s half Ravel and half Cream’s Disraeli Gears?’ ”
Posted March 24, 2009