|07 Dec '20, 09:00 PM||
Fluc & Fluc Wanne
Praterstern 5, 1020 Wien, Österreich
HELEN MONEY feat. Sanford Parker
Alison Chesley, known also by her stage name Helen Money, is a classically trained cellist who draws her inspiration not only from Pablo Casals and Shostakovich but Jimi Hendrix and The Minutemen. She began playing the cello at the age of 8 in her hometown of Los Angeles, and through her undergrad and graduate studies, steered a course towards a career in classical music. While in Chicago attending Northwestern University, however, her focus shifted towards the rock music she had always loved. The instigation came from Jason Narducy, a singer/songwriter inspired by Bob Mould, who was looking for a cellist to perform new material with him. Together they formed the band Jason & Alison, then Verbow, becoming a force on Chicago´s active club scene.
"Through cello, electronics, studio manipulation and more, noid produces music of intrigue and beauty, that interrogates our own sonic perception whilst retaining an almost violent intensity. His work on the cello draws forth sounds that are far from typical, sometimes evoking the shifting and shimmering soundscapes of granular synthesis or sounding like he's trying to saw his way out of a hippo's stomach or some damn thing." [adam parkinson]