Hello! Here's what's on board for this week:
Manuel Schröder is a 17-year-old cellist out of west-central Germany. As a member of the group Acoustical Romance, he explores a textural, neo-Romantic. With his solo work, he is part of an ever-growing tradition of heavy-metal/alternative rock in the tradition of Apocalyptica and Rasputina. This guy has an incredible ear for feel and texture with an artistic sensibility that is only now beginning to take root. There are more great things in his future.
Mimi Rabson is a Boston-based violinist, aggressively eclectic and a master of every style she touches. This cut is from an independently-released disc called Six Solos for Violin.
Charles Griffin is an expatriate American composer living in Latvia. From Charlie's website: "Using Arabic rhythmic and scalar modes, this piece, inspired by the poetry of Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, is filled with rhythmic energy and tension. " This piece is performed by the string members of his own Latvia-based Griffin Ensenble.
Planet Ubiquity is a new group with roots in hiphop, soul, and funk. The connection with this show lies with violist Shayshahn "Phearnone" MacPherson - a veteran of episode 012. Full of groove and rich with soul, this is an exciting group with a lot to offer musically, lyrically, and - in their concert performances - visually.
Thanks for listening - Have a great week!Mark Allender, producer-host