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In The Loop With Helen Gillet

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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.

Host

Stephen Steigman

Guest

Helen Gillet

Program

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

Vautour
Helkiase
I Live Off You
Tonnerre
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 Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.