I have known about this concert for about 9 months and words cannot express how excited I am to share with you that both Zoe Keating and The Portland Cello Project are coming to Tacoma's Broadway Center. on the same night.
Any student of mine, can let me know they're attending by registering for the Field-trip on their studio calendar. We'll congregate and mingle in the foyer before and after the show. And grab some grub together after the show, too!
January 25th, 7:30pm - Rialto Theatre - Tacoma, WA
Buy your tickets here. ($19, $29, $39)
From the Broadway Center's website: "One-woman-orchestra, Zoe Keating, will join Portland Cello Project (PCP) to blur musical perception. Keating uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating a lush, beautiful and otherworldly music. No two shows are alike when Portland Cello Project takes the stage, with a repertoire now numbering over 800 pieces of music you wouldn't normally hear coming out of a cello."
SF Weekly says, "Zoe maximized the possibilities of the cello, utilizing every sound that the unwieldy instrument has ever been capable of making. Slides, plucks, percussional noises, and strums are fused with the capabilities of a laptop to create a one-woman symphony of subterranean and rustic soundscapes.”
The Portland Cello Project
From their website (and any show you see of their's) you know their 3-fold mission...
- To bring the cello to places you wouldn't normally hear it. (Everywhere from nightclubs to symphony halls, from sports bars to loading docks, from libraries to halftime at Portland Trailblazers games...)
- To play music on the cello you wouldn't normally hear played on the instrument. (Everything from Bach to Kanye to Pantera...)
- To build bridges across all musical communities by bringing a diverse assortment of musical collaborators on stage with them. (Everyone from the Dandy Warhols to Peter Yarrow to Ben Sollee to Mirah to Garrison Keillor...)
My favorite videos from Zoe Keating and The Portland Cello Project...
If you can't see the videos below, click here.