CELLO AND ROCK&ROLL
Dr.GERMÁN MARCANO I Dr. HORACIO CONTRERAS
THE SPHINX CATALOG
CELLO AND BRAIN
A playful, eclectic, inventive performer, Rushad Eggleston is an alternative cellist. Eggleston, who calls himself the ambassador of Sneth and Wild Cello Goblin, improvises on the cello in a violinistic style. He has played around the world as a soloist on cello, voice and kazoo, performing especially in Italy and Belgium; he wears a jester's costume and sings in his own imaginary language.
This workshop aims to bring the listener closer to the world of improvisation with the cello, while maintaining the principles of the Classical tradition in which Eggleston was brought up.
The cello can be deceptive! The proposal of “El Chelista” distils pop-rock through the four strings of the cello. There is no ambitious virtuosity here; his classics are Los Rodriguez or Pereza. Without renouncing technique or flaunting it, the cello is transformed into a means of achieving more popular sounds through less explored paths.
The workshop offers a technical approach to new methods used for improvisation on the cello and its interaction with rock music.
This workshop is entitled: "Discovering the Sphinx catalogue of Latin American music for cello” and it explores the history and the use of the Sphinx catalogue together with some stylistic tendencies of the composers.
This workshop is carried out with the support of SOLA (Strings of Latin America).
Almudena Gonzàlez, an external researcher at ULL (University of La Laguna, Tenerife) in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry and NeuroImaging, analyses styles and musical interpretation with modern analytical techniques.
In this workshop we will analyse how long-term practice by cello students during their learning years affects the brain. Different strategies drawn from neuroscience will be discussed as well as their implementation.