March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
The idea of intertwining contradicting elements can be quite an appealing amalgamation. The Portland Cello Project brings classically trained cellists into venues where you wouldn’t normally see a cello. Almost every tour the Portland Cello Project performs newly written arrangements, which gives the audience a one-time experience. I was able to partake in this one-time experience last weekend and it was beautiful. I swayed with each bow stroke, nodded my head to the beat of each piece, and applauded the individuals who shared their music with us that night. It was a musical experience.
Denmark, the saddest song in human form, was dedicated to Walker:
The Portland Cello Project and Laura Gibson shared their version of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night.”
The cello has been described as the closest sounding instrument to the human voice. It’s as if the cello’s strings vibrate to persuade, narrate, and sing just like vocal folds vibrating to voice. A nod to all the cellists.