3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the following years, the ensemble has expanded both its musical mission and its size to become a quintet that performs original compositions based on an eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, latin and Roma (Gypsy) music.
The group will bring its unusual sounds to Davis at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East.
As principal composers, founding members Béla R. Balogh (violin and trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) provide the core of 3 Leg Torso’s sound. They are joined by veteran percussionist/mallet player Gary Irvine, T.J. Arko (mallets/percussion) and Mike Murphy (acoustic bass).
The cinematic nature of their music has led to work with many filmmakers, including Oscar-nominated documentary artist Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”), two short films with Teller (Penn & Teller), two films by Academy Award-winning animator Joan Gratz (“The Dowager’s Feast” and “The Dowager’s Idyll”) and more.
3 Leg Torso has a full concert set of arrangements for symphony orchestra, which has brought them together for sold-out performances with the Central Oregon Symphony, Pacific Crest Wind Symphony, Portland Festival Symphony and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
Tickets are $15 in advance, available online at www.TimnaTalMusic.com. Tickets at the door will be $20 at the door. For more information, call 530-867-1032.