Classical pianist Christopher O'Riley has released two albums of British band Radiohead's music arranged solely for keys. The musician continues in his effort of introducing classical music to a new cache of listeners.
Be it the Bang on a Can All-Stars or Pink Floyd or even Howlin' Wolf, multi-talented cellist Maya Beiser is not only transforming the way classical music is heard, she's also changing how it's being interpreted. Curious about Beiser's latest cello experiences, we chatted with her via email. Here, just a few days before her gig at (Le) Poisson Rouge, are Beiser's explanations on making a love child with classic rock and classical cello. She calls it 'Uncovered' (Innova Records).
As is to be expected with most of these highly anticipated and star-studded evenings of musical self-aggrandizing, there were exceptional moments juxtaposed with the, well, not-so-exceptional.
What do you get when you mix heavy rock with classical celli? You get the latest collaboration from Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser.