“An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns — but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth.”

[Robert Bringhurst, “The Elements of Typographic Style” 1779]


Derived from Bringhurst’s text, our name represents the multifaceted nature of the music we play. We see ourselves as weavers of stories, with sound as our fabric. Each thread of our audible cloth is a different component of our creative vision, including storytelling, historical context, culture, novelty, interdisciplinarity, improvisation, craftsmanship, abstraction, and much more.