Trio Untold: A Night of Music & Architecture

Sat. Mar 14, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT
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$15.00 - $75.00
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$15.00 - $75.00
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Engage in a night of music and architecture to support Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House. Experience the relationship between nature, architecture, and music in this organic concert. 

Welcome the students of Willamette University and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s Trio Untold to the Gordon House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Silverton, next to the Oregon Garden. Following the performance by the Trio, a student performance will take place following a short intermission. VIP ticket holders will also be treated to refreshments and a private museum tour. Proceeds benefit the Gordon House Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oregon.

Trio Untold consists of Mike Nord (guitar, electronics), James Miley (piano, electric piano, synthesizer), and Ryan Biesack (drums, cymbals, percussion). This improvisational trio produced their album, Trio Untold, in 2018. Douglas Detrick, the executive director of the Portland Jazz Ensemble, wrote in the liner notes on the album, “As we press keys, as we strike drums, as we pluck strings, we send sounds shimmering into the air, ranging out like bees to hum and buzz in the ears of anyone who might be near... But even though music itself is older than language, the exchange between musician and listener is constantly evolving.”

This trio’s music, improvised collectively, creates ephemeral moods ranging from exuberant to peaceful that reward an attentive listener. The intimate setting of the Gordon House will be a perfect environment to experience this organic, spontaneous music.

How fitting to experience that exchange of music and nature in a space designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to encompass the exchange between nature and architecture. Select Willamette University students will also provide an accompanying concert, led by James Miley, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. 


Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates PJCE Records, is dedicated to building opportunity and community for a diverse community of Portland-area jazz artists, listeners, and students through unique, collaborative and community-oriented new music events and recordings. Learn more about this organization at PJCE Records, the record label arm of PJCE, focuses on original music by Portland artists, connecting artists and audiences in innovative ways.

Gordon House Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to preserve the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and to promote education of the arts and architecture.

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Gordon House 869 W Main St
Silverton, OR 97381
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