This week while surfing on YouTube, I came across a new bow technique called “chopping” – enabling string players to play more of a percussive rhythmic role. It was invented by the violinist, Darol Anger, who was a part of the well known group: The Turtle Island String Quartet. I have decided to spend the next little while learning and perfecting this new bowing. I am excited about the creative performance possibilities it will offer. You can view the two best examples that I have come across here (violin) and here (cello). Until next time. TD
Trevor Dick is a popular electric and acoustic violinist. His playing evokes images of Jean Luc Ponty, Hugh Marsh, Mark O’Connor and Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) all melded together.
About The Band
Award-winning instrumentalist Trevor Dick and his long-time bandmates have entered new territory with the introduction of the Trevor Dick Band’s debut album, New World. This world/jazz/folk fusion project with classical and modern pop/rock underpinning takes you from Africa to Latin America to Europe and North America, erasing all borders.
New World is interesting, experimental, and improvisational. It is complex music, yet accessible to the average listener. We plan to perform this music internationally at Folk, Jazz, Blues and World Music Festivals.