Trio CZW

Photograph by Cara MacNally

Trio CZW are Maureen Wolloshin (oboe and cor anglais), Paul Cheneour (flutes), and Alistair Zaldua (e-violin). We describe our collaborative practice as ‘cartographism’: improvisations that are informed by graphic and text scores that can be imagined as maps and allows us to explore, traverse and uncover dynamic spaces. Trio CZW brings together the rich backgrounds of its musicians. Improviser, composer and jazz musician Paul Cheneour, who invokes aspects of classical Indian and Persian music, composes for film and performs with—amongst others—the Zen Bicycle Band and ‘Whereness’. The British-Colombian composer Alistair Zaldua’s recent work has focussed on the interplay between notation and improvisation. Experimental musician Maureen Wolloshin works between notation, improvisation, composition and performance.

Based in Canterbury, UK, Trio CZW have been active since 2019 and, as an offshoot of the Free Range Orchestra, emerged from the Free Range Experimental Music Concert Series in Canterbury, UK. Like FRO, the influences of Trio CZW comprise experimental jazz and free improvisation, live electronic music, and experimental sound poetry.

albums from pyr
pyr312 – Where The Wind Takes Us