Thursday, November 27, 2008

Beatboxing Flute and Cello, Cool Music for a November Night

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On a cool night in late November I bring you the beatboxing flute and cello of Greg Patillo and Eric Stephenson at the Union Square subway station in New York City. (first film clip by Taiki Sugioka)

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and more here! Bravo!

hope you enjoy their music as much as I did! Definitely different and crossing musical borders classical/jazz.

More info below:

"Greg Pattillo and Eric Stephenson define themselves as “acoustic instrumentalists” which, incidentally, is a “nice broad genre.” Avoiding confinement, the duo slide from classically inspired music to rock rhythms and even to some hip-hop "flutations". Greg, A.K.A. Beatboxing Flute, comes from Seattle and started flute lessons in the fourth grade. Although a righteous soul, he admits that he works for the man when he’s not playing music and laments that a person has “gotta get health insurance somehow.” Eric, a full time musician, hails from Kentucky. Initially starting on the violin, Eric decided at age three that he preferred the cello....Greg explains the market economics driving their musical innovation: “people pay for what they like." Eric and Greg’s Influences – Charles Mingus, Gustav Mahler, Led Zeppelin, Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Thanks to Concretebeat for the above description.