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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shamanic Sound Ceremony at Symbiosis Festival 09

just found this video.. that was a really fun improv jam we did at symbiosis..
too bad jonah kai couldn't make it! he is the main force behind shamanic sound ceremony.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cello Madness Congress! April 9th 2011! Doors @ 6:30 pm

The Triumphant Return of The Cello Madness Congress
San Francisco, CA

The Triumphant Return of...
The Cello Madness Congress!
$5-20 sliding scale
977 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
doors at 6:30 pm
After a super long hiatus, the Cello Madness Congress reconvenes for the first time since Oct 27 2009! It's going to be absolute cello mayhem!

For this event, we'll be teaming up with story tellers from the Eth-noh-tec Kinetic Story Theater.

We are going to perform the USA premier of an original composition for 8 cellists by composer Ian Stewart from London! http://www.ianstewart.eu/

We are also going to perform an octet + MC by Oakland, CA composer Joowan Kim. http://goldenfetus.com/

A bit of background:

The Cello Madness Congress is a loose knit group of cellists from around the bay area (62 members strong and growing!) who get together to write a new constitution of what is possible with the violincello or 'cello for short. We play the instrument said to be most like the human voice and we create spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments of pure ecstasy (the aural/auditory kind) that astound and amaze the listener's ear.

We can go from a stately, majestic promenade of elf gods to a wild, erratic, frantic frenzy of whirling space gnomes dancing in eternity whilst seducing seahorses and sea cucumbers. Our jams can depict the ephemeral wisps of smoke rising from a funeral pyre to the prismatic rainbow colored fanfare of a three ring circus complete with elephants and clowns.

We also read music arranged for cello. We invite all cellists to come and explore with us. Other instruments are welcome too, especially violin, viola, and upright bass.

Come and experience the magic for yourself!

We meet in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco and soon we'll be taking over the world.

CelloJoe was the feature at the Hotel Utah Open Mic

Here's what JJ Shultz had to say about it:

Hi joey - My friend Manny was telling me about the word onomatopoeia this morning and I got kind of excited about it and really wanted to use it in today's newsletter, and in a way I already have, but ugh that use is kind of weak. I really wanted to describe this week's feature as the Onomatopoeiac Cello Joe, but I thought, hmmm, that's not correct, as 'Cello' describes what Joe does, not what he sounds like. Sigh. He would need to be Voom Voom Joe, or when he's beat boxing, Boo Boo Pa Joe for it to work - ah, but he's Cello Joe... I gotta get Manny over again and see if there's another word that would apply. Jeeze I am digressing badly. Say, yeah, Cello Joe's one talented man - he's a perfect storm of beatboxing, danceable cello, and Joe. He writes some very intelligent yet undeniably danceable songs and the dude's funny when he plays, cracks me up, very subtly though - he's just got that twinkle in his eye. ahh yeah, it gonna be a great feature - have a preview right here: http://theutah.org/t/2832 
that's all I know today. hope you're doing good - JJ http://theutah.org http://twitter.com/theutah