The instrumental trio Medeski, Martin & Wood has continually pushed musical boundaries by exhibiting a restless creative streak. But the trio - keyboardist John Medeski, percussionist Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood - is taking its adventurous side to an even higher level in 2008 with a series of shows known as the "Radiolarian Series." The series finds MMW writing new music to be performed exclusively at a limited series of shows and the process will be repeated three times during the year. Eventually, the results will be released in both audio and video formats.
On Tuesday, July 15, MMW will perform at Workplay. The show marks a quick return to the venue for Chris Wood as he performed with brother Oliver in his other project, The Wood Brothers, in June. In August, MMW will hold "Camp MMW" in the Catskill Mountains. The camp is an interactive experience that allows musicians of various levels to live and study music alongside the trio for five days.'a0 www.workplay.com