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Newborn Trio

For over fifteen years, I have had the fortune to work with wonderful international NGOs as a workshop facilitator, lecturer, and music therapist throughout the Balkans, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Ecuador, offering workshops and lectures in music improvisation, meditation and community music. I continue to work closely with non-profit, educational arts organizations and diverse communities introducing music as an agent for social change, advocacy, and healing.


NewBorn Trio was formed in 2009 to perform at the Fyrma e Re flute festival that summer, a year after Kosovo gained its independence from Serbia. The group named itself after Newborn Day subsequently. Since then, NewBorn Trio has been commissioned to create a sound score for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Ripe Time's production of "Sleep" based on the Murakami short story of the same title and has performed at Roulette and Issue Project Room in New York, the 24-hour drone festival in Hudson, NY and many other venues.

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I WishNew Born Trio
00:00 / 07:01
The CelebrationBy Katie Down
00:00 / 02:56
Best Most SilkNew Born Trio
00:00 / 04:14
How Can INew Born Trio
00:00 / 04:02
They Find ItNew Born Trio
00:00 / 04:51

The Members

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is a composer and improvisor whose instrumentarium includes glass objects, electronics, and instruments of his own design. He has composed numerous operas, chamber works, dance scores, and has worked closely with composers John Cage, Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney and Jon Hassell.

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Jeffrey Lependorf

is a composer, a certified master player of the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese bamboo flute), and he also performs on a number of other Asian bamboo flutes, including the bawu, xiao, tanso and shinobue. Reviewing his recording with guitarist Scott Fields, Everything is in the Instructions (Ayler), Alexander Schmitz (Jazz Podium) wrote, “From now on, when you think of the shakuhachi, think only of Jeffrey Lependorf.”

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is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and music therapist. Her soundscores have been heard at BAM, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theatre, La MaMa, and many other venues in the US and abroad. She was nominated for a Drama Desk award and received the Connecticut Critic's Circle award for best sound design. Katie lives and works in Brooklyn and in the Hudson Valley.

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