Episode 121 - Mike Block
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recorded November 17, 2018
published November 22, 2018
Listen to the In Concert Series performance here:
Cellist, educator, innovator and pioneer, Mike Block breaks the mold and the norms. He plays, sings and creates percussion with what is normally imagined as an orchestral instrument while he moves around the stage with his strapped on Cello.
He surprises you with music usually reserved for other instruments - his takes on classical, folk and pop songs are unique and his own compositions invigorated the crowd at Indian Hill Music.
This is another episode for our ConcertCast series – Mike Block, Live at Indian Hill Music, where we had a great conversation with Mike in front of a live, sold out crowd, followed by a two set performance that we will publish as a separate episode.
Mike is a member of The Silk Road Ensemble, founded by Yo Yo Ma, who called Mike “the ideal musician of the 21st-Century”.
As you will hear from our conversation and the concert that followed, Mike is committed to inspiring musicians and connecting communities through music. Full episode of the two part performance coming soon!
photo credit: Michelle Gendreau Photography
Music in these episodes:
Song 1: Can't You Hear Me Calling (Bill Monroe)
Song 2: I Can Finally Breathe
In Concert Series:
Song 01: Slow Day At The Cafe
Song 02: Sweet Tea On The Porch
Song 03: Julienne Johnson
Song 04: Courante 3
Song 05: Saygun’s Partita for Solo Cello
Song 06: Can't Ya Hear Me Callin’
Song 07: The Blackest Crow
Song 08: Cornelia’s Song
Song 09: Prelude 6
Song 10: My Heart Goes
Song 01: Prelude 4
Song 02: Lay Down Your Weary Tune
Song 03: The Chicken
Song 04: Raghupati Ragava Raja Ram / Where The Soul Never Dies
Song 05: Prelude to a Dream
Song 06: Never again
Song 07: “HAPPY” with Indian Hill Music students