Tag: cello

  • Birds on a Wire

    Birds on a Wire

    Birds on a Wire is an enchanting voice and cello duo formed by French-American singer Rosemary Standley (with multinational France-based alt-folk band Moriarty) and young Brazilian singer, songwriter and cellist Dominique Pinto aka Dom la Nena. Initiated by Rosemary Standley in 2011 as “Rosemary’s Songbook”, the…

  • Julia Kent: Character

    Julia Kent: Character

    Having collaborated, recorded and toured with many artists including Antony & the Johnsons and a former member of cello-driven indie-rock band Rasputina (with Zoë Keating), Vancouver-born and New-York-based cellist Julia Kent launched her own solo career in 2007. Incorporating cello loops and layers or electronics…

  • Dom la Nena: Ela

    Dom la Nena: Ela

    Instantly adding to the canon of poems and songs in Spanish dealing with exile and the constant dream for a return home, “Golondrina” (the swallow) is an original composition by the-then-24 year old Brazilian singer songwriter Dom la Nena. The title track of her November 2013 EP…

  • Danny Norbury: Light in August

    Danny Norbury: Light in August

    Based in Manchester (UK), Danny Norbury is a modern classical composer and cellist. Originally released in 2009 on the UK based label Lacies Records, Danny Norbury’s Light in August has just been re-issued on 14th April 2014 last on the Tokyo-based record label Flau. The…

  • Hauschka: Morgenrot

    Hauschka: Morgenrot

    Jeff Desom is a young video artist based in Luxembourg who directed the 2008 stunning music video for German pianist Volker Bertelmann’s (a.k.a. Hauschka) “Morgenrot” featuring a burning piano falling from a high rise somewhere in New-York city. Hauschka’s superb slow motion conversation with cellists…

  • Zoë Keating: Escape artist

    Zoë Keating: Escape artist

    “One-woman avant-garde orchestra” Zoë Keating is a classically trained cellist and electronic artist born in Ontario and now based in California. Exploiting all the melodic, rhythmic and even percussive potential of the cello, the musician also integrates live samples of her own sound with a…

  • Deaf Center: White lake

    Deaf Center: White lake

    Introduced as “a haunting homage to the world of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti”, Pale Ravine (2005) is the first full-length EP of Norwegian duo Deaf Center on the Type Records label. Inspired by “old silent 8mm film reels, the historical architecture around them and…

  • Agnes Obel: Smoke and Mirrors

    Agnes Obel: Smoke and Mirrors

    Danish-born and Berlin-based singer Agnes Obel is one of these quiet artists that were “discovered” on the internet. Only composing for herself, one of the songs she had uploaded on MySpace in 2009 was picked up by a German telecom company for a 40 seconds…