Trey Anastasio is never one to take much time off at all between Phish shows, and this fall is no exception as he announced a while back that he’d be doing some symphony shows in his off time. Last night was the first of three shows he’s brought out West, and before the night began Trey had announced they’d be debuting a new piece called “Petrichor”.
Anastasio began composing Petrichor in November of 2012. In his spare moments, he began working out the melodies, using his iPhone to capture hundreds of voice memos. Over the course of two years, that early inspiration evolved into an intricate, thought-provoking opus. Anastasio will perform as a member of the orchestra, on electric guitar. Petrichor was orchestrated by Don Hart, who has collaborated with Anastasio on numerous classical projects.
Along with the new piece, Trey and the orchestra played songs you’d expect to see in that setting now like “Time Turns Elastic”, “You Enjoy Myself” and “Divided Sky”. Check out the video for “Petrichor” below.