Cello Multiples

Listen to some music for multiple cellos, acoustic and electric, looped and layered on this New Sounds program. From cellist Maya Beiser’s release called “Kinship,” hear Evan Ziporyn’s “Kebyar Maya,” written specifically for her. It's a transcription of an orchestral gamelan work for solo cello, where Beiser whacks the cello's body, plunks and detunes the strings, and strikes the instrument with an assortment of objects. Also on tap is wicked, majestic, and somehow poppy stuff from the group Rasputina, currently three cellists strong, who can rock out, induce giggles and shivers, all the while making beautiful eccentric Gothic chamber rock. Then, dive into music by loop cellist and Rasputina member Zoe Keating. Her solo project features as many as 16 cellos expertly layered into both hooky melodies and full–bodied textures. Plus, there’s music from the cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, and more.

PROGRAM # 2474, Music for Multiple Cellos (First aired on Monday, 11-14-05)





Zoe Keating

One Cello x 16: Natoma

Legions (War) [6:00]


The Mountain Goats

The Sunset Tree

Dilaudid [2:00]

4AD/Beggar’s Group** available online*


Inquisition Symphony

Nothing Else Matters [5:00]

Mercury #558300**
available online*

Maya Beiser


Evan Ziporyn: Kebyar Maya [13:30]

Koch #7464** www.kochentertainment.com*

Zoe Keating

One Cello x 16: Natoma

Legions (Reverie) [5:00]

See above.

Arvo Pärt

Tabula Rasa

Fratres [12:00]

ECM #1275**

Zoe Keating

One Cello x 16: Natoma

Legions (Aftermath), excerpt [1:30]

See above.