Konsertserien Vinduet presenterer: LORI GOLDSTON (US)
lørdag 3. mai 2014 kl. 20:00 på Sound of Mu
Vi tar opp igjen konsertserien Vinduet som strakk seg over 4 deler høsten 2012. Her presenteres artister med en musikalsk og visuell profil som representerer Sound of Mus eklektiske stil gjennom snart 8 år.
Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher based in Seattle. A deep, untidy beauty propels her voice as a cellist which is —amplified or acoustic— full, textured, committed and original. A perpetual inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and stadiums; she toured with Nirvana and appeared with them in “Unplugged in New York”.
Current and former collaborators, co-conspirators and bosses include Earth, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, David Byrne, Nirvana, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Kimya Dawson, John Doe, Embryo, the Wedding Present, Laura Veirs, Secret Chiefs 3, Portland Cello Project, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Marisa Anderson, Your Heart Breaks, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, LeRoy Bell, Ed Pias, Byron Au Young, Christian Rizzo, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick and Lynn Shelton. She is co-founder of the Black Cat Orchestra, and has toured the U.S. and Europe with Earth, and collaborated with them on two LPs, ANGELS OF DARKNESS DEMONS OF LIGHT, Parts 1 & 2.
Her work has been commissioned by and/or performed at the Kennedy Center, Portland’s Time Based Art Festival, WNYC, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Frye Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Crossing Border Festival, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Joe’s Pub, the Stone, Wayward Music Series, Oregon State University, University of Chicago Film Studies Center, One Reel Film Festival and throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has received awards from Meet the Composer, Artist Trust, 4 Culture and Seattle Arts Commission, and has taught at the University of Washington, EMP, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Vera Project and the Bush School.
“Goldston’s music constituted a kind of physical enactment of listening. She began in silence — absorbing the moment and the film — and then her sound emerged, shifting and responding to what she took in.”
“The addition of Lori Goldston’s cello — her stringed hum a nod to Carson’s drone-metal past — is the defining factor, bringing depth, substance and emotion to an already rich mix, particularly on the chilling and beautiful Father Midnight. This is Earth’s best-realised work to date — stunning stuff.”
The Guardian [Earth]
“On the brilliantly winding DESCENT TO THE ZENITH, for instance, Goldston plays against [Carlson] ever so gently, pushing against his pull, emphasizing the way his lines keep chasing their own tails. Moore’s organ used to make Carlson’s ideas sound bigger; here, by contrast, Goldston makes them sound smarter.”
" …Lori Goldston’s cello welling up in mournful counterpoint, like Cobain’s alter ego, on the last word of the lyric ‘I think I’m dumb / Maybe just happy.’ "
Rolling Stone [Nirvana]