2019 photos by Shervin Lainez:
“Why this guy?”
25 years as a professional cellist taught me to hear in 3-D, helping me choose moments and dynamics with empathy, patience and an eye for the whole picture.
I have a sophisticated background but I write from the gut. And I don’t just play cello.
A robust career in songwriting, composition, touring and production has given me solid organizational chops. I take pride in delivering on-deadline, on-budget and collaborating with diverse teams.
As a composer I specialize in exploring innovative applications for traditional sounds, highlighting the emotional link between characters and contexts.
Lately I’ve been tapping into some new energy. Stepping offstage after years of touring showed me a better source for ideas: the ones that arise from feeling and intuition rather than the pressure to perform.
Simple songs are my benchmark, using the limited color palette of just my own voice with plucked accompaniment. [soundcloud]
“…makes you feel like you found something you didn’t even know you were missing… Trevor Exter nails it.”
Ethan Kanat, BreakThruRadio.com
New Song Demos:
(a 2019 EP is in production)
Clients value my perspective on their style and vibe, my solid skills and practical approach. [more info]
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