Estamos Trio is an exploratory music ensemble formed through the cross-border Estamos Project founded by Thollem in 2010. The trio's first album, People's Historia, was released on Relative Pitch Records in 2013. Carmina Escobar and Milo Tamez (Extended Drumset / San Luis Potosí) join Thollem (Acoustic and Electric Keyboards / San José) in a multidimensional metaphonic adventure in sonic fields familiar, foreign and renewed. Their intention is realized in every sound and every breath, to experience the gathering together in this evaporating moment of pulsing energetic waves: the culmination of all time up to now.
"An instantaneous and collective form of composition that opens a route to the oral heritage of the ancients." - Rui Eduardo Paes Jazz.pt (Portugal)
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Commissioned by SITE Santa Fe, Estamos Trio (Thollem, Carmina Escobar, Milo Temez) with video by ACVilla created "Dire Warning". Presented during the Museum's 2018 biennial exhibit, Casa Tomada/House Taken Over, the ensemble focused on the issues of global warming, migrations, the things we have, the things that make a house a home, the concept of home itself: street addresses, city/state/country, borderlines - political and natural, the globe, who are our neighbors, what happens when we're pushed our of our house.