Music Montag: Charles Sammons / Julia Kent

by James Glazebrook

I don’t post much (any?) classical music, but I’m a sucker for the cello. So here are two cellists, each adopting an innovative approach to their instrument, and each with a link to Berlin.

First up, Charles Sammons, who I’ve seen busking in California Breakfast Slam and Schönleinstrasse U-Bahn station. The Virginia/Washington DC native is in town, composing for film and theatre – including this production of Moby Dick (woot!) – and rocking his rhythmic brand of avant-garde classical.

And now, Canadian and former member of Antony and the Johnsons member Julia Kent. Real tenuous Berlin link this, but this looped cello track is called “Tempelhof”. Enjoy…