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Ménage à Trio is a string improv trio featuring Betsy Tinney on cello, Sunnie Larsen on viola and Alexander James Adams on fiddle (and, sometimes, Marcos Duran on drum). Together they will create musical magic right in front of your eyes! No pre-arranged or memorized melodies, keys, or tempos; instead, they improvise music inspired by prompts from their audience (for example, "Insomnia," "Whisky and Chocolate," or "Kittens on a Spaceship"). An ongoing, always once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be not be missed; come and be part of creation!


Menage at MUTT 2019Ménage is excited to be performing together again! (Thank goodness for vaccinations!)

Ménage has a set at Germany's FilkCONTinental 2021 (which is being held online this year).

  • Our concert will be broadcast on Saturday, November 27 at noon Pacific time.
  •  To attend the concert, you'll need to register for FilkCONtinental. Registration is free, but it's required in order to keep out the trolls. To register, send email to You will receive instructions and codes for the stream a few days before the convention.
  • We are still collecting song prompts for this concert! Please send your prompts to Our PromptMistress for this show, Sanci Sloan, will collect and curate the incoming prompts; then, during our video shoot, she will call out a prompt before we start each new song.



Ménage has a new album! It's called Iménagening, and it's just a wee EP (because pandemic) of four songs... but such sweet songs!

All of the pieces on Iménagening were improvised on the spot (the way we always play together -- with no advance planning and no retakes). One was improvised "in studio", about two years ago. But, the other three songs were recorded on Betsy's shady front lawn on a lovely day last summer. We were socially-distanced at the time, so were pretty surprised at how well the recordings came out. Of course, there were birds and airplanes and a bit of wind noise, because the recording was made live and outdoors. (And, we were very happy to be together, alive and outdoors, at the time!)

Iménagening is now available on our Bandcamp page (both as a download and as a physical CD)!


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