Something new for me! Cello is by far my primary instrument but I’ve had this mandocello for years and enjoy playing it. I had the idea for this song this summer and have been working on it off and and on. The name of it references the experience of wishing or hoping for something in life beyond you, above you, in the future, or maybe imagined.
Please let me know what you think!
What is that thing I’m playing? The mandocello is a rare beast. It’s a member of the mandolin family, which parallels the violin family in terms of string tuning. So the mandocello has the same strings as a cello, just doubled. This particular one has basically a guitar body (with electric pickup), but more traditional ones look like big mandolins.
Just realized shifting is like apparition: you have to firmly hold in your mind where you’re going.
Holy cow. Amazing timelapse video with great music (cello tracks by a friend of mine.)
He raises a lot of good points, several of which I’ve thought about. I’m very thankful to have attended two schools (Eastman and NEC) that seek to be innovative and relevant. It is very important the music world doesn’t get “stuck,” both in schools and professionally.
I mean, dang. Beautiful machines.
Discovered a classic cars show in Boston Common! QUESTION: Why would people ever stop making cars this beautiful??
My TARDIS cookie jar and robot tea infuser. So appropriate. Both thoughtful gifts from a friend and family.
#culinarynerdiness #tardis #doctorwho #tearobot #cookies
Workspace. Revisiting George Crumb’s “Voice of the Whale” for a friend’s NEC recital in Oct.
#cello #voiceofthewhale #georgecrumb
New video! Live recording from this summer. Kodaly Sonata for Solo Cello, movement III