Spellbinding Cello

Baroque, traditional, electronica and modern classical music
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In 2000,Yann-Fañch Kemener started working with Aldo Ripoche, a classically trained cello and viola de gamba player. Since then, both musicians have initiated a novel exploration of the traditional Breton song repertoire through the prism of baroque music.

Yann-Fañch Kemener & Aldo Ripoche: Ar veleien

Breton singer Yann-Fañch Kemener and baroque cellist Aldo Ripoche revisit the traditional Breton song repertoire in "An Dorn"

Vyvienne Long is a Dublin born classically trained cellist, pianist and singer songwriter who started her career playing in various chamber music ensembles around Europe before being recruited by Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice to tour with his band.

Vyvienne Long: Let go

Vyvienne Long is a Dublin born classically trained cellist, pianist and singer songwriter who started her career playing in various chamber music ensembles around Europe before being recruited by Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice to tour with his band.

Zoë Keating: Leap

Zoë Keating: Leap

Canadian cellist Zoë Keating introduced her new track "Leap" at the WEF in Davos last January 2014 accompanied by stunning visuals.

Julia Kent’s “Character” (2013) – Loops, layers, found sounds and a cello.

Julia Kent: Character

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Danny Norbury composes his music for the cello, but Light in August also includes sparse piano, violin, electronics or “any instruments he has around him at home”.

Danny Norbury: Light in August

Introduced as “a haunting homage to the world of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti”, Pale Ravine (2005) is Norwegian duo Deaf Center’s first full-length EP on the Type Records label. Erik K. Skodvin and Otto A. Totland blend collages of assorted noises, field recordings, found objects samples and electronics with floating cello and minimalist piano to generate a superbly dark and cinematic soundscape.

Deaf Center: White lake

“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 laptop and a loop station to generate the beautiful textured layers of a cello orchestra.

Zoë Keating: Escape artist

Zoe Keating One-woman cello orchestra Into The Trees, released 01 July 2010 Forest Escape Artist Optimist The Path Lost Hello Night Don't Worry Seven League Boots The Last Bird Flying & Flocking Optimist (live)

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