Second Editions is pleased to present Things Opening by Lori Goldston.
Lori Goldston's approach to the violoncello is true and immediate. Describing herself as "classically trained and rigorously de-trained", Goldston indeed defies all conformities of genre, style and technique. Her playing reflects as much of Baroque as it does of American roots or experimental traditions. It is elegant, gritty, restless, delicate, irreverent, utterly pure.
This album comprises of two parts, highlighting Goldston as both a distinct composer as well as a many-faceted performer. The first side holds a suite of songs written by Goldston to accompany the poems of Melinda Mueller, while the second features pieces written for Goldston by Jessika Kenney, Satchel Henneman and Julio Lopezhiler
Lori Goldston’s voice as a cellist, acoustic or amplified, is both rough and refined. Her music moves easily across borders and genres, often in collaboration with bands, composers, improvisors, choreographers, writers and film makers, including Earth, Mirah, Nirvana, David Byrne, Stuart Dempster, Greg Kelley, Ellen Fullman, Jherek Bischoff, Broken Water, O Paon and many, many others. She has released solo albums on Mississippi Records and Sub Rosa, and will release a duo with Jessika Kenney later this year on Mexico’s Substrata.