Monday, March 16, 2009

Episode 075 - feat. Alex Mitchell, Off the Deep End, Mads Tolling, Anthony Green

Alex Mitchell - "VioTechno"
Off the Deep End - "Burn Like Tears"
Mads Tolling - "Danish Dessert"
Anthony Green - Chance

Hosted by Dean Capper

Hello, This is my first time hosting Bowed Radio and I am very happy to release this episode to everyone. It has four tunes from great artists whose music I hope others will like as much as I do.

Alex Mitchell is a champion of the loop and delay pedals which this track, "VioTechno," displays quite well. He performs all his compositions solo, using these effects pedals to accompany himself. This is his second time on Bowed Radio, the first time being episode 54 with his piece "Living History." "VioTechno" comes from his 2008 EP, Intercosm.

The California-based band Off the Deep End is a four-piece group with a drummer, guitarist/vocalist, bassist and extraordinary cellist Tina Guo. Guo is only 23 years old but has already amassed an impressive international concert schedule of classical music and a drool-worthy resume of non-classical projects, not the least of which (in my opinion) is starting Off the Deep End. She plays Yamaha Silent Electric Cellos and is endorsed by Carvin (for her amp) and Coffin Case (do Yamaha Silent Electrics really fit in those?).

Mads Tolling is an accomplished violinist and violist. He has played for bassist Stanley Clarke's touring band and the Turtle Island String Quartet since 2003. In 2007, he started his own group, the Mads Tolling Trio, and released their album Speed of Light in 2008. This track, "Danish Dessert," comes from a live performance where the trio is joined by a drummer, making them the Mads Tolling Quartet.

Words from composer Anthony Green about "Chance:"
"Chance" was originally the last movement of a four-movement string quartet, however this movement was composed first. The revisions done in 2007 were executed to make this movement stand alone from the others. It was premiered in Jordan Hall by the Laurel String Quartet, a quartet of students at New England Conservatory, and was recently featured in the "Listen Local" series of the Providence String Quartet. This recording is from its premiere in Jordan Hall by the Laurel String Quartet: Annie Rabbat and Ying Xue (violins), Sarah Darling (viola), and Song-Ie Do (cello).

A little about me: I'm a classically-trained cellist who got tired of playing classical music. Consequently, I've moved to Boston where I attend the Berklee College of Music. I've been learning a lot of cool things that I want to share with other string players, so in addition to doing this podcast, I also maintain a blog about issues that string players who've "gone electric" face. If you're interested, the address is .


Dean Capper, producer-host

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