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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
5:55 pm
[missvontrapp]
Avant-Cellist group on Myspace!

I have created a new group:

http://groups.myspace.com/avantcello

All experimental, non-traditional and avant garde cellists welcome! Electrified or otherwise! Come and discuss cello techniques, amps, tricks and unclassical random acts of noise...

So if there's anyone here who is also on myspace and plays the cello please join us!

Spread the word!!

Cheers,

Lizzi x

(cross-posted to cellists and my own journal)

Friday, June 15th, 2007
4:08 pm
[missvontrapp]
Awful unclassical things done to beautiful Instrument!!
Poor Old Scratchy!

I can play him sideways like a bass guitar, upright like a double bass, make scritchy noises, crunchy splintering wood on the back noises with my bow ...

The latest pursuit of non-classical terrorism is as Miss Von Trapp, performing cello songs I've written and also using my cello to add sound effects (drumming/scraping etc) to performance poems I've written between songs.

Does anyone else go out of their way to not actually play TUNES with poems etc?

The songs on my myspace page are rather more well constructed than what I do in performance - when I usually strip my songs down to just one playable harmony to whatever it is I'm singing...

http://www.myspace.com/lizzifugeman

I'd like to know what you think?

(apologising in advance)
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
2:20 pm
[unwoman]
Friday, May 11th, 2007
9:50 pm
[stealthcello]
House Concert: cellist/singer/songwriter Lindsay Mac
Hey Seattle-area AvantCellists!

You're all invited to a house concert with Lindsay Mac, a cellist/singer/songwriter from the East Coast. She's brilliant, we love her music, and we are very excited to have her perform at our home.

What: Lindsay Mac house concert

When: Sunday, May 20. Doors open at 7 pm & music starts at 7:30 pm.

Where: Redmond, Washington -- email betsy@stealthcello.com for directions

Cost: Suggested donation $10-$15 (all donations go directly to the artist)

Website: Lindsay's website is at http://www.lindsaymac.com; you can listen to (and download) some of her songs there.

More About Lindsay: Lindsay is not just your average cellist/singer/songwriter. Although she's classically trained, Lindsay holds the cello like a guitar, strapped around her small frame, and sings original songs in the folk/jazz tradition. Her first album, "Small Revolution," is receiving rave reviews and airplay on over 100 AAA, community, and NPR-affiliate radio stations. Kevan Breitinger (Indie-music.com) wrote: "I can't rave enough about this dazzling debut album, one of the year's best in every way, with every track a winner. I want to run into the streets and force strangers to stop what they're doing and listen to this crazy genius girl with her strapped-on cello!"

Don't miss this opportunity to hear this "crazy genius girl" play in the casual, intimate environment of a house concert -- that's Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 pm at our home in Redmond, Washington.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
10:43 am
[unwoman]
Mondo Cello Fest, San Francisco!

June 23, 2007
Mondo Cello Fest
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$13 adv./ $15 door
Great American Music Hall
Featuring:

(I will be going on around 8:30 for only 20 minutes, so don't be late!)

Monday, March 12th, 2007
11:15 pm
[joseph_cornell]
Post-Modern Pop Cellist Needed
Dear Cellists,

Bonjour. My name is Mike and I am a New Jersey based composer/songwriter/multi-media artist who is looking for a cellist. My indie band needs a full time member to forge ahead and conquer the world through cello based pop and hard-to define instrumental music (Michael Hedges meets the Kronos Quartet in Michael Stipe's hot tub). My profile will link you to my website where you can find song and video samples.

It is great to see people who care so much about the cello and modern music. Keep the community alive with fresh ideas!

Peaces,
MK

Current Mood: working
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
10:48 pm
[stealthcello]
A cello quartet (of sorts) playing Ravel's Bolero...
*de-lurks for a moment*

Hi all, I thought you might enjoy this very cool YouTube video of a cello quartet (of sorts) playing Ravel's Bolero.

*back to lurking again*

Current Mood: impressed
Monday, December 25th, 2006
3:45 pm
[jeveuxetre]
Fishman pick-up help!
Hey all you fellow celloists....my parents bought me a Fishman C-100 pickup for christmas! Hooray!!! Now, the only I'm concerned about is how exactly to put it on. :-/ For those of you who have one, how many of you put it on yourself and how easy was it to do so? Would it be better instead to take it to a stringed instrument shop and have one of the employees do it for me?

Current Mood: giddy
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
11:57 am
[unwoman]
Cello ChiXtet
I missed the performances, but a coworker found an article on this group or cellists doing some neat-looking electro acoustic performance in the Bay Area, led by an Amy X Neuberg: http://www.ebdailynews.com/article/2006-12-15-electric-music
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
9:25 am
[fwuffydragon]
Hand-Painted cellos!
http://www.juleez.com/viewart.php?imgcat=21&imgsubcat=24

I found this on a random web search and thought you might like to have a look!

Current Mood: impressed
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
9:01 pm
[omit]
does anyone have sheet music to murder by death's "killbot 2000" or other muder by death songs or know of where i can get it.

thanks. :]
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
10:43 pm
[critterz]
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/msg/162943973.html

good deal or bad deal? i don't know jack about the technical aspects of buying a cello. i just know the one i have now is a total piece 'o shite and it sounds awful compared to all the others i've played. plus i need a new bridge, end pin, and pegs anyways.
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
11:53 am
[jkndrkn]
Sprout
 
 
Originally intended as one of many pieces playing simultaneously in an outdoor musical installation. All sound sources are cello, except for Box, which also contains the sound of a cardboard box meeting a screwdriver at high velocity.

http://www.jkndrkn.com/songs/jd_e-sprout-01-sproutster.mp3
http://www.jkndrkn.com/songs/jd_e-sprout-02-maximo.mp3
http://www.jkndrkn.com/songs/jd_e-sprout-03-box.mp3
 
 
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
3:07 pm
[ninjarugrat]
Kronos Quartet Concert Tickets 4/29 - Seattle
Just per chance any of you live in Seattle and would like to see a great quartet show, I have a pair of Kronos Quartet tickets that I need to get rid of (because of another obligation that I must attend).

Here is the Craigslist ad for my tickets:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tix/154142063.html

I happen to be a violinist and I thought some of you in this community may share the same interest. This is my first time posting in this community, so please know that I am doing so respectfully and if for some reason it is inappropriate, I deeply apologize.

x-posted
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
10:01 am
[unwoman]
Nice cello video I stumbled upon
The caption reads "37 different sections of cello sequenced together and performed by Ethan Winer."

http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/43968/

The video is amusingly cheesy, but it's a cool concept and nice music.
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
2:59 pm
[canuckwannabe]
Classical/Jazz/Folk Female Pianist & Cellist Wanted For All Female Folk/Jazz/Pop/Classical Band
Established Toronto based Australian female singer/songwriter and her all female band (viola, violin, trumpet, percussion/drums, acoustic guitar, bouzouki and voice are looking for a classical/jazz female pianist and cellist to complete the lineup for shows in Spring/Summer and the future.

I am looking for musicians who are willing to consider being part of my regular ALL FEMALE band for future shows in folk clubs, music clubs, eco-communities, art galleries, house concerts, festival performances, recordings and more within North America, Europe and Australia.

The music incorporates folk, jazz, latin, cabaret, rock/pop and more and I am looking for players who consider themselves adventurous musicians with intermediate-advanced skills. Experience isn't important, just a good attitude, work ethic and the desire to travel.

If you're looking to get rich or famous then this probably isn't the project for you but if you're in it because you want the opportunity to play and
contribute to creating good music, travel the world and with some hard work and commitment make a pretty decent living then this could be what you have been looking for.

I come with loads of ideas for music, performance, tours, opening spots, travel, tasty vegetarian recipes :) and more and have strong skills in booking tours in North America, Australia and Europe that I am glad to share with my
musicians.

I am a hard working, generous person who is looking for people who love music so much it's in their blood, who love the thrill of live performance, the experiences and friends gained on the road and the desire to make the world a better place through music.

I can't do this on my own and don't want to, so I am trying to find the right, creative, fun women who don't mind roughing it from time to time; who are young, vibrant, caring and who don't have too many commitments.

Please also take note, I am looking for players to join the band on a part time or full time basis (ie playing regular shows but also being able to do their own thing musically at other times), not musicians to play as session players so it will be a group effort and all profits will be shared.

I am also more than happy to work tours/shows around your other musical/life commitments where possible.
I would like to continue using my name but would love to have a name for the band if the players involved would like that idea.

Want to know more?

emaline@emalinedelapaix.com

www.emalinedelapaix.com
www.sonicbids.com/emalinedelapaix3
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
3:19 pm
[elyse_navidad]
Cello Amplification
I have been playing cello for about 7 years now. I am most likely joining a band and I would like some tips and whatnot for electrifying my cello.

I recently ordered the Big Twin from kksound.com. Is it worth it, any good? Any tips on getting the best possible sound out of it?

x-posted to cellists
Monday, February 13th, 2006
1:50 pm
[cardassassin]
Generation Rx opening for Sponge
If anyone in the northeast is interested in seeing some grunge cello, my band is opening for Sponge this Thursday, 2/16/06 at Mark's Showplace in Bedford, NH. We have this as well as a few other gigs around Boston this week.

For more information about us you can check out our website:
www.generationrxband.com

For tickets contact Diane at:
diane_exodus@yahoo.com
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
6:06 pm
[plantyhamchuk]
Pickups?
I know nothing of this newfangled technology, but have been informed that I will need a pickup for my cello. Advice? Comments? Recommendations? Good websites to check out? Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
5:10 pm
[canuckwannabe]
Cellist, Violinist, Violist, Dbl Bassist & More Wanted 4 All Female Band
Established Toronto based Australian female singer/songwriter looking for a pianist, acoustic/double bass, acoustic guitar, strings, brass, drums/percussion and anything else interesting for regular work from Spring/Summer 2006.

I am looking for musicians who are willing to consider being part of my regular ALL FEMALE band for future shows in folk clubs, music clubs, eco-communities, art galleries, house concerts, festival performances, recordings and more within North America, Europe and Australia.

The music incorporates folk, jazz, latin, cabaret, rock/pop and more and I am looking for players who consider themselves adventurous musicians with intermediate-advanced skills. Experience isn't im! portant, just a good attitude, work ethic and the desire to travel.

If you're looking to get rich or famous then this probably isn't the project for you but if you're in it because you want the opportunity to play and contribute to creating good music, travel the world and with some hard work and commitment make a pretty decent living then this could be what you have been looking for.

I come with loads of ideas for! music, performance, tours, travel, tasty vegetarian recipes :) and more and have strong skills in booking tours in North America, Australia and Europe that I am glad to share with my musicians.

I am a hard working, generous person who is looking for people who love music so much it's in their blood, who love the thrill of live performance, the experiences and friends gained on the road and the desire to make the world a better place through music.

I can't do this on my own and don't want to, so I am trying to find the right, creative, fun women who don't mind roughing it from time to time; who are young, vibrant, caring and who don't have too many commitments. Please also take note, this situation is for a band, not musicians to play as session players so it will be a group effort and all profits will be shared. I would like to continue using my name but would love to have a name for the band if the players involved would like that idea.

Wanna know more?

emaline@emalinedelapaix.com

www.emalinedelapaix.com
www.sonicbids.com/emalinedelapaix3
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