Engulfed in Cello with Julia Kent

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Climb into the cello. Make yourself comfortable. Feel the vibrations engulf you as the instrument is played. Your entire world resonates.

Composer/cellist Julia Kent creates evocative environments of sound with her cello, running it through digital delays and a laptop to magnify and multiply the music. Her latest album is called "Character," and explores the possibilities of mood and narrative in instrumental pieces. Julia Kent has been on Spinning On Air before, as a member of Antony and the Johnsons, and this time she brings her cello and her electronic accessories to the WNYC Studio to perform her layered solo music, and to talk about it with David Garland.

Comments [4]

FranciL from NYC

What beautiful and haunting music. Perfect for a Sunday evening. Thank you!

Aug. 04 2013 08:45 PM
sk from new york

i happened to listen to this show last night as i drove the car from the city towards north stamford. this show and julia music came like a blessing - just what i needed to at that moment - i was very sad and feeling very lonely and my mind was so far far away. but the music and the voice of the host helped soothe the mind and bring some peace

thanks so much for such lovely music

Mar. 18 2013 09:17 PM
David Garland

Clarke, I don't have individual titles, but all pieces Julia performed in the studio also appear on her new album "Character," which is available through her website (link above), from, iTunes, and elsewhere.

Mar. 18 2013 04:57 PM
Clarke from Hoboken, NJ

I would love to get a list of the pieces Julia played tonight... very cinematic indeed!! AWESOME music!

Mar. 17 2013 08:23 PM

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