Cello from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2016
$250 - $1000
Gretchen Yanover--Cello Loops That Map The Heart.
Using her electric cello and loop sampler, Gretchen builds layers of sound to create beautiful instrumental atmospheres. She is comfortable performing in concert settings, as well as playing ambient music for events. Gretchen can create a magical sounding space to accompany a processional, and is adept at coordinating her musical timing to respond and flow with what is happening in the moment. Gretchen is also an accomplished classical musician who can play in a variety of ensemble settings. Gretchen continues her work as a classical performer as a member of the region's premier chamber orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, since 1998.
Seattle musician Gretchen Yanover began playing cello at age 10, and became immersed in the world of classical music. In her 20s, she was introduced to a loop sampler and began to improvise and compose, creating her own melodious pieces. Gretchen's music in some ways reflects the blend of her cultural identity—African American and Russian Jewish descent mix in her brown skin, while European classical tradition and contemporary styles mix in her music. Gretchen performs solo with her electric cello, creating all of her layers of sound live and spinning her spacious melodies for a wide audience.