When is a cello more than a cello? When it’s played by looping cellists who turn their strings into an orchestra. Or it’s in a cello rock band with three cellos. Or it’s sonically processed in an electronic landscape. You’ll hear that and more with Chilled Cellos. I’ve got several loopers including Matthew Schoening, Jami Sieber and the Queen of Looping Cello, Zoe Keating. She used to play in the cello rock group Rasputina.
We won’t hear any Bach preludes, but I’ve got a guy who can whip them out whenever he wants, Yo-Yo Ma. Instead though, we’ll hear him with the Silk Road Ensemble. Ambient Chamber Music is a perfect home for cello and we’ll hear one of the godfathers of that sound, David Darling. His cello has 8 strings. We’ll also hear singing cellists with Dom La Nena, Jorane and Linnea Olsson. And they’re twofers since they loop as well.
Tune in to Echoes tonight for Chilled Cellos.
John Diliberto (((echoes)))
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