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VinylCello brings the first three "BTC" commissions, by renowned composers Tod Machover, David Stanford, and Luna Pearl Woolf, together with Haimovitz's new arrangement of Jimi Hendrix's 'Machine Gun.' Performed by Uccello, Haimovitz's all cello band from McGill University, this war song with an epic electric guitar solo becomes a concerto for solo cello and seven cellos.
Personnel: Matt Haimovitz (electric guitar, cello); Amelia Jakobsson (vocals, cello); Beth Allred, Rachel Carlson (soprano); Laura Wiebe, Laura Marquardt, Elizabeth Toussaint, Colleen Kartheiser, Elizabeth Severson, Lydia Barbash Riley, Kimberly Dunn, Kate Dvorachek, Katie Krill, Madeline Hartjes, Kim Sutter, Stephanie Smith (alto); Sung Pyung Chu (cello, drums); Chloé Dominguez, Yoona Jhon, Judith Manger, Oleksander Mycyk (cello, background vocals); David Eggert (cello); Geoff Vidal, Kelley Hart-Jenkins, Steve Moran, Adam Kolker, Ted Levine (reeds); Jeffrey Thiel, Joseph Salvo, Matthew Lea, Tyler Kruzicki, Brian Teague, Timothy Harris, John Leonard (tenor saxophone); Brian McWhorter , Dave Ballou, Jon Nelson , Hiroshi Noguchi, Sycil Mathai (trumpet); Steve Gehring, Amy Peterson Stout, Jim "Mondongo" Messbauer, Benjamin Herrington, Mike Christianson (trombone); Geoffrey Burleson (piano); Mark Raynes (drums); DJ Olive (electronics, turntables).
Audio Mixer: Martha de Francisco.
Liner Note Authors: Luna Pearl Woolf; Eleanor Wilner; David Sanford & the Pittsburgh Collective; Matt Haimovitz; Tod Machover.
Recording information: Kinitting Factory, New York, NY (05/29/2005-06/12/2007); Knitting Factory, New York, NY (05/29/2005-06/12/2007); Mills Auditorium, Mosse Humanities Building, University (05/29/2005-06/12/2007); Pollack Hall, Schulich School Of Music, McGill Universi (05/29/2005-06/12/2007).
Photographers: Hannah Thompson; Laurie Straus; Jeremy Túsz; Jack Burns.
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