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In The Loop With Helen Gillet

Jason Kruppa
Cellist, composer and singer Helen Gillet

Cellist, composer and singer Helen Gillet speaks with Classical KC about her classical influences and training, composing through improvisation, and developing her unique electrified sound. We'll hear her original music as well as a life-changing performance of a Shostakovich string quartet.


Stephen Steigman


Helen Gillet


String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
II. Allegro molto
III. Allegretto
IV. Largo
V. Largo
by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by The Kronos Quartet on the album "Black Angels"
David Harrington - violin
John Sherba - violin
Hank Dutt - viola
Joan Jeanrenaud - cello

I Live Off You
From the album "Helkiase"
Music composed by Helen Gillet
Helen Gillet - cello, voice, Boss RC50 Loop Station, Moog Sub Fatty synthesizer

You can learn more about Helen Gillet at helengillet.com.

Helen performs August 25th in Kansas City at the 1900 Building. Learn more at 1900bldg.com.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.