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3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the following years the band has expanded both its musical mission and its size to become a quartet that now performs its eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and world music.

Veterans of both East Coast and West Coast tours, the band has performed with symphony orchestras and has been profiled on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered.” The cinematic nature of their music has led them to work with many independent film makers, and twice the band has been commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art to create new evening length works.

"All the beauty of Astor Piazolla's music and all the spunk of Kronos Quartet's."
-CMJ

"3 Leg Torso's classically tinged combination of gypsy folk and whirling tangos is both devilishly clever and damn beautiful."
-Willamette Week

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