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October 2018

Greeting music and equinox lovers,

I love this time of year. I feel bursts of creativity, inspiration to work  - but then some days are so beautiful that I can hardly stand it. I just have to get outside.


Upcoming Shows

I have some concerts and showcases coming up including some international travel (Canada, after all, IS another country - it’s not just a suburb of the United States).

On Sept 29th, I’ll be playing at a performer showcase in Salem OR.

Oct 3 - 5, I will play at the International Congress on Palliative Care in Montreal. For those who are unaware, palliative care is comfort care for people in distress, usually near the end of life (though there’s much more to it than that). Cello, often typecast as the soundtrack for despair and terror, is a curious choice, but I shall endeavor to be uplifting. Besides, this is for the benefit of caregivers, not patients. 

From Oct 9 -11, I’ll be showcasing at the Arts NW Booking Conference in Eugene, OR.

I’m playing in Spartanbug, SC on Oct 17th at an event called Music Sandwiched In sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

On the 21st, I’ll be playing at the Concert For Remembrance, a show for people who have lost loved ones (I know, I know… cello. Sheesh.)

Then on the Oct 28th, I am playing a truly joyous event - doing a live soundtrack for Buster Keaton’s silent film, The General in Hillsboro, OR. I estimate I’ve done this film nearly 50 times by now and I never tire of it. The comedy, pathos, storytelling stunts and cinematography are absolutely brilliant.

Lastly, I’m touring in Alaska Nov 1 - 4 with Annalisa Tornfelt in support of our album, Unraveling.

Details for all these shows on the Gigs page. I hope each and every one of you can come to all these shows - or at least to the ones in Alaska.


Bond Theme

I have recorded a version of the James Bond theme - a piece of music I’ve always loved. So at long last I had a go at it and you can listen to it here.  I hope this version leaves you stirred, not shaken.

 

Robin Hood Strikes Again

I’ve created sheet music for a number of my compositions and one of them,, Robin Hood Changes His Oil  has been performed by cello groups all over the place. I was surprised to find that there are quite a few video performances on line and this one is especially zippy.


Carnegie Hall

I was recently invited to play at Carnegie Hall next May. You know the old joke:
Q: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
A: Practice, practice, practice - or wait for a Russian opera singer to ask you



Outro

Concerts are listed on the Gigs page. Sound clips from CDs and samples audio from sheet music available at the store.

Enjoy the great outdoors!

-Gideon

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