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Daniel Levin, Improv Solo Cello, May 2009 NYC

July 22, 2009
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at the Brecht Forum, New York City, May 24, 2009

Video excerpt courtesy Robert O’Haire, Straw2Gold Pictures

In this clip, Daniel Levin conjures up a dramatic monologue-by-cello that defies easy categorization, as he intuits the swoops and dives of slavic folk and 20th-century classical works; the sly boundings of bebop; and surprise attacks that keep you on a knife’s edge.

Daniel Levin was born in 1974 in Burlington, Vermont. He began playing the cello at age six. He has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Warren Smith and Ken Vandermark, among many others.

“Levin has a sound that ranges from subtle and understated to aggressive; with admirable technique as a performer and a compositional concept that blends structure with freewheeling exploration, he deserves to have his name added to the short list of cellists who are making a mark in improvised music.”

~ John Kelman, All About Jazz Magazine

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