Monday, October 15, 2012
21 and over
Cellotronik is Skip vonKuske's live laptop and cello project, which in performance may find him solo or collaborating with others -- Drew Shoals on drums and Derek Sims on the trumpet, in particular.
Skilled at several string instruments, vonKuske's primary instrument for nearly thirty years has been the cello, and while his intense classical education and experience with numerous symphonies speaks for itself, his improvisational skills truly set him apart from his classical music counterparts. Since 1997, vonKuske has recorded with over fifty artists in the Portland area. His background as a singer/songwriter and sometime guitarist give him an insight into songcraft and studio work that few cellists can match. He currently juggles the schedules of several groups and performs an average of twenty times a month, in different genres: classical, jazz, flamenco, klezmer, pop, rock, experimental and various forms of folk music.