The trio’s aesthetic conjures the intrepid contemporary sounds of EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock along with the disciplined traditions of classical, klezmer and jazz. The group’s name is irreverently playful, just like their music can be. It conjures the concept of learned musicianship –when thought as a twist on “treble notes” -and it conjures their daring virtuosity, as in they are playing the “trouble notes.” But most appropriately the handle evokes daring creativity, music that stirs up something within the listener.
A trained violinist from the age of 4, Bennet Cerven began his journey in the streets of New York City’s sprawling metropolis. His early travels brought him to Europe where he would unite with guitarist Florian Eisenschmidt and percussionist Oliver Maguire. Together they would document their story of personal and musical travels with the band The Trouble Notes. The band’s emotive, pan-cultural music functions as both personal memoir and a United Nations of sound. Their music doesn’t need words to convey stories or foster connections. The Trouble Notes resonate across genres and cultures with visionary and accessible compositions.