Friday, September 28, 2012

The Super Coda @ Spectrum

This months cover, original photo by Matej Bogdanovski,
digital augmentation & layout by K.K.W
"The Super Coda & a night of cellos @ Spectrum." Photos & text by K.K.W

"'Tis night: now do all gushing fountains speak louder. And my soul also is a gushing fountain.
'Tis night: now only do all songs of the loving ones awake. And my soul also is the song of a loving one.
Something unappeased, unappeasable, is within me; it longeth to find expression. A craving for love is within me, which speaketh itself the language of love.
Light am I: ah, that I were night! But it is my lonesomeness to be begirt with light!
Ah, that I were dark and nightly! How would I suck at 

he breasts of light!"


This is five cellists and an ensemble with cello and an extra-ordinary tape artist from Berlin, put together by cellist Valerie Kuehne. It was a really interesting evening full of good conversations, powerful moments and great performances all around. Natti Vogel's singing & piano playing was quite good (his solo performance), along with the raunchy song with his two friends Jenny & the young man with dark hair. Pat Muchmore set was great, a lot of passion and skill. 

Nick, Rob, Nonoko, and Joe all had very good set's, each one exuding a highly personal-musical output, with style. Valerie's piece was  engaging, full of energy, daring and wit (loved it when she called her mother, in a frenzy state, on her cell phone as part of the performance). It started out as a monologue then quickly went into a duet with Natti (singing an excerpt from "Sweeney Todd"). 

My only complaint is that the singing didn't always line-up with the vocals on the CD they were playing. Aside from this was a highly charged point in the evenings events. Tim Rusterholz's performance was interesting, but in a way lacked a certain amount of fire and energy. It was a bit to calm, "easy-going", perhaps to technical. Still, it was nice to see and hear.  
Pat Muchmore (background with cello). An excellent cellist.

Ras Moshe (left)

Natti Vogel (foreground),  and Lawrence De Martin.
Natti Vogel on Piano

Natti Vogel on Piano

Natti Vogel on Piano

Loli Tsan (left), & Natti Vogel

Nick Jozwiak

Pat Muchmore
Pat Muchmore

Nick Jozwiak

Valerie Kuehne

Valerie Kuehne & Natti Vogel. They performed
part of the Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd"

Loli Tsan, capturing the scene.
Valerie Kuehne & Natti Vogel. They performed
part of the Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd"

Rob Karpay
Nonoko Yoshida & Joe Merolla

Tim Rusterholz
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