I have experience collaborating with artists across a variety of disciplines. I have frequently been commissioned by choreographers to develop sound scores, improvisational accompaniments, and compositions for solo cello and have experience as an improvisatory accompanist for dance classes and jams. I have collaborated with sound artists and other musicians within improvised live performance settings and as a vocalist and cellist for a variety of pop, electronic, and experimental recording projects and live shows.
I teach beginner cello lessons to children, young people and adults and can cater lessons to the students' areas of interest including classical repertoire and improvisational exercises and techniques.
Please email me for my accompaniment and teaching rates.
Photo by Delia Spatareanu
'UNTITLED' SOLO CELLO PIECE
Commissioned by choreographer Toby MacNutt for their evening length solo show entitled "A Singular They" (currently in development). For more information see: www.tobymacnutt.com
IMPROVISOR AT SOMETHING SMASHING
Something Smashing is a monthly live improvised performance in Edinburgh by a rotation of musicians and dancers who are interested in "the practice of improvisation as a tool of creation, instant composition, magic in the here and now". More info at: www.facebook.com/somesmash/
CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE FESTIVAL EDINBURGH LEAD MUSICIAN
Provided improvised accompaniment for workshops and jams over a weekend long CI dance festival. Organized and collaborated with other musicians at the festival.
EP of experimental songs for cello, vocals and electronics co-composed with Marko Jesske (Germany). See Gallery page for audio.
SOUP ZUPPA COLLECTIVE, GLASGOW
Monthly improvisational performance by instrumental, electronic, and noise musicians at the Old Hairdressers in Glasgow. www.soupzuppa.org
THE QUARRY PROJECT, CELLIST
Cellist for summer 2018 season of the site-specific dance piece "The Quarry Project". Played improvised and composed pieces in small ensemble floating on the Wells Lamson Quarry, VT. www.thequarryproject2020.com/
THE PASSING PROJECT, CELLIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER
Composed score-based improvisations for small ensemble fit to choreography by Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz Pullman and dancers. Project premiered April 2018 at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, Vermont. www.passingproject.org
WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS, CELLIST/VOCALIST
Composed sound score and musical accompaniment for choreographer Nicole Dagesse's site-specific dance piece for 15 multi-generational dancers performed at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne, VT. Premiered August, 2017.www.murmurationsdance.org