The Cello Madness Congress, CelloJoe, The East Bay Community Space, and Maskie Times Productions present...
"The Cello MADNESS Congress: Luck of the Irish Edition”
The Cello Madness Congress creates spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments between cellists. The Luck of the Irish Edition will feature Star St. Germain, Crystal Pascucci, Suellen Primost and CelloJoe. The line up may change, but expect to see the finest, cutting edge cellists from around the Bay Area. Each artist will have a feature set in addition to improvised songs amongst the cellists.
"My main musical project at the moment is This Can’t End Well, a string-based indie chamber lounge group. Born in my San Francisco living room on an unusually hot summer afternoon, This Can’t End Well started off as a cello/viola duo before quickly growing into a trio, then a quartet. The lineup and the instruments are constantly rotating, but the songs keep coming."
MUSIC VIDEO: This Can’t End Well “I’ll Let You Watch”: https://vimeo.com/20375370
Crystal Pascucci is a cellist, composer and improviser. As a performer, she is most active in contemporary and experimental music. Her solo performances explore the cello as a percussion instrument with electronic manipulations, incorporating voice and tape. Experimental-indie band, Two Aerials, is actively performing and preparing their EP release. Crystal writes, plays cello and sings in this four piece. As a composer, Bent Duo (NYC) has commissioned her for "Sonata for Prepared Piano and Vibraphone with Mixed Percussion", which will premiere in early 2017. Crystal performs in the Paul Dresher Ensemble, with Pamela Z, Other Minds, and occasionally with the SFMCP.
~ Suellen Primost with John Kadyk~
Suellen Primost is a seasoned cellist, sound healer, recording and performance artist, known for her versatility and soulful expressiveness. Fluent across genres, Suellen has spent a long musical career engaged in orchestral, recording, chamber music, world music and interdisciplinary collaborations.
John Kadyk (clarinet, steel drum) is a multi-instrumentalist based in Oakland. After studying classical piano and clarinet, he moved on to steel drum, saxophone and other instruments and musical traditions, including jazz, Caribbean, Brazilian, and Irish. John also has extensive experience scoring and improvising music for live theater, behind solo performers and ensembles. He has performed and recorded across the US and Europe with various artists, including Derby Street, Melanie O'Reilly, Ashling, Kurka Boskin, Suellen Primost, Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, Tara Linda, the Artship Dance Theatre Ensemble and the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble.
VIDEO: Murmurations - with Laura Inserra on Hang drum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APo0--F8e7M
CelloJoe is a pioneer of a new genre in music: Classical Hip Hop.CelloJoe records on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations.
Dubstep Spaceship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ThQNUyU_r0
Oakland, CA 94609
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The EBCS is all ages!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
EBCS is at 5447 Telegraph, with its entrance around the corner on 55th Street. It's about 15 blocks (a 20 minute walk) from the MacArthur BART station and about 20 blocks (a 25 minute walk) from the Ashby BART station. We're served by AC Transit lines 6 and 12. There is bike parking on Telegraph, and street parking throughout the area.
What can I bring into the event?
No pets are allowed. Attendees may bring food, drinks, and alcohol. There will be no alcohol for sale.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email CelloMadnessCongress@gmail.com
What's the refund policy?
Satisfaction guaranteed. If you don't have an amazing experience, just let us know and we will make it right. Tickets are also transferrable.