3834 Zappafrank Youtube video link at Youtube

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the release of our first original video, 3834 Zappafrank. Recorded in 2015, this piece explores the many uses of Frank Zappa’s name in scientific nomenclature. From biology to genetics to astrophysics, Zappa clearly had an indelible impact on researchers all over the world. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Ruben's tube video link at Youtube

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Inverse Square Trio is thrilled to announce our first commission: Tina Tallon will be composing a piece for us that we will feature in our 2015 concert season. We feel that her awesome work as both a scientist and a composer make her the perfect candidate to write for the ensemble:

Tina Tallon (b. 1990) is a San Diego-based composer, soprano, improviser, and computer musician pursuing her doctoral studies in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Her music has been performed in the US, Australia, and Europe by ensembles and performers such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Calder Quartet, the Lydian String Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, Talea, the Genkin Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, soprano Tony Arnold, and clarinetist Greg Oakes, among others. more...

She has been commissioned by the h2 saxophone quartet, Jennifer Beattie and Adam Marks, the Oklahoma State University Frontiers New Music Ensemble, Transient Canvas, the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Accordant Commons, flutist Meerenai Shim, and now, Inverse Square Trio. Tina has held fellowships and residencies at the New Music on the Point Contemporary Chamber Music Program, Cortona Sessions for New Music, the Art of Migration Festival at UC Davis, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her first string quartet, selective defrosting, won grand prize in the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition, and her saxophone quartet, corpus, fractum, was a finalist for the 2014 Cortona Prize. Academically, her research interests include the relationship between somaesthetics and music cognition, computational modeling of energetic relationships between various musical parameters based upon Newtonian mechanics, development of software for spectral analysis and composition, algorithmic composition, and computational approaches to musicological inquiry. In addition to grants from Brandeis University, Tina won one of four inaugural Katzin Prize Fellowships to fund her research at UCSD. Tina holds S. B. degrees in Biological Engineering and Music from MIT, and an M.F.A in Composition and Music Theory from Brandeis University. Her primary teachers include Peter Child, David Rakowski, and Lei Liang.

Check out her website at www.tinatallon.com and hear some sounds at soundcloud.com/ttallon

Ruben's tube video link at Youtube

Friday, November 11, 2014

A while back the Inverse Square Trio built a Rubens' Tube. Here is a clip of us playing some Wilco through it. What you are seeing is the pressure amplitudes in the tube reflected in the height of the flames running along the top. This rig is ready for a stage near you.