You could argue that cello-as-projection-screen is a bit gimmicky, but I find it a cool idea nonetheless, especially for those of us who like some visual stimulation along with our music. Sol Gabetta is also never a bad idea.
Sometimes falling down the rabbit hole of an internet search means being rewarded with a gem like this. I had never heard of the Danish String Quartet, and yet here they are with their unique brand of chamber music from Scandinavia.
I discovered Kelsey Lu McJunkins via Instagram, and I love her synthesis of classical cello sounds and vocals that come from the guts. Add looping and effects, season with dashes of hip-hop/soul/Bjork-like electro synth pop, and you get an absolutely mesmerizing one-woman band.
Young. Yo-Yo. Universal. Artist.
Some fluffy folk-y rock-y sweetness for your Saturday, courtesy of the Kopecky Family Band
Congratulations to Sami, the first place winner of the fall outside listening challenge! Sami had 33 points, followed by Deleine in second place and Safin in third place.
Over the winter break, Deleine and I played a corner concert in my neighborhood. Deleine compiled a set list of about 20 minutes worth of music, and we set up on the sidewalk to bring music to whoever happened to be around. The response was very positive, and we had a great time. Stay tuned […]
I was pleased to discover Alisa Weilerstein illustrating one point lessons in her master classes with students from the Rudolfinium in Czech Republic. It’s really cool to see how much of a change can happen in even a few minutes of concentrated work.
For our first outside listening post of 2017, here are some good wishes in the form of Haydn C major concerto, 1st movement. Brendan Goh (you might remember him from here) plays this piece in an uncomplicated and straight-ahead manner, with an open and sweet sound. I hope the new year is just as simple and […]
Congratulations to all who performed in the November solo recital, and thank you to Mr. Gomez (Ms. Danielle’s dad) for taking pictures! Here are some photos, if you’d like to see…