Time: February 6, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Peace United Church
Street: 900 High Street
City/Town: Santa Cruz
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Event Type: concert, live, music, cello
Organized By: Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2018
Cellist Ashley Bathgate from New York City will be performing several works with and without electronics by living composers such as Steve Reich and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Andrew Norman.
Ashley Bathgate has been described as "an eloquent new music interpreter" (New York Times) and a "glorious cellist" (The Washington Post) who "combines bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops" (New York Magazine). Her "impish ferocity, rich tone and imaginative phrasing" (New York Times) have made her one of the most sought after performers of her time.
The desire to create a dynamic energy exchange with her audience and build upon the ensuing chemistry is a pillar of Bathgate's philosophy as a performer. Her affinity to dynamism drives her to venture into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello's traditionally perceived voice.
Collaborators and fans alike describe her vitality as nothing short of remarkable and magical for all who are involved. Bathgate is a member of the award winning, internationally acclaimed sextet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the chamber music group HOWL and is also a founding member of TwoSense, a duo with pianist Lisa Moore, and Bonjour, a low-strung, percussive quintet.