Tag: cello

  • Clarice Jensen: For This From That Will Be Filled

    Clarice Jensen: For This From That Will Be Filled

    A classically-trained cellist, composer and artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Clarice Jensen has been building up an impressive portfolio of collaborative projects over the last 15 years. Either as a solo artist, with ACME or as part of New York City’s…

  • Leyla McCalla: A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey

    Leyla McCalla: A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey

    Born in New-York, raised in New-Jersey and relocating to New Orleans in 2010, Leyla McCalla is a young Haitian American singer songwriter accompanying herself on the cello, banjo and guitar. Following a remarkable first album (Vari-Colored Songs – 2014) which revisited the words of African…

  • Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs

    Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs

    Born in New-York, Leyla McCalla is a classically-trained cellist, banjo and guitar player of Haitian descent. After years of freelancing and teaching the cello, the musician’s decision to move to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010 proved decisive for her career. The outcome of five years…

  • Richard Anthony Jay: Written in the Ground

    Richard Anthony Jay: Written in the Ground

    A British sound engineer and record producer, Richard Anthony Jay has also been discreetly ploughing his own furrow as a modern classical composer since 2009. After working in London for more than twenty years in the pop music and advertising industry producing and writing for other…

  • Piers Faccini & Vincent Ségal: Songs of Time Lost

    Piers Faccini & Vincent Ségal: Songs of Time Lost

    Being the descendant of Italian, Irish, Ashkenazi and Gypsy immigrants, I don’t have a big claim to represent British or Irish Folk traditions any more than I do those of West Africa but what I do feel I can stake a claim to is the…

  • Stefano Guzzetti: Ensemble

    Stefano Guzzetti: Ensemble

    Having worked extensively on electronic and ambient soundscapes in previous projects, modern classical Italian pianist Stefano Guzzetti has signalled a renewed interest for a more simple and acoustic sound in recent times. Releasing his first solo piano collection At Home – Piano Book Vol.I on…

  • Erik Satie et les Nouveaux Jeunes Version 2

    Erik Satie et les Nouveaux Jeunes Version 2

    Modern classical composer Max Richter’s introduction to “Erik Sleeping”, his “recomposition” of Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne n°1” for the newly released Erik Satie & les Nouveaux Jeunes – Version 2 on Arbouse Recordings (2015) perhaps epitomises best the overall spirit of the project: I learnt to perform…

  • Keaton Henson: Romantic works

    Keaton Henson: Romantic works

    Perhaps echoing Hans Christian Andersen’s adage that “when words fail, music speaks”, English folk singer, poet and visual artist Keaton Henson released last year a surprise but nonetheless splendid all-instrumental album of piano and cello-based compositions following two previous collection of songs, the self-released Dear in 2010 and Birthdays in…