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Celloman presents Arpezzato: A new style of cello playing

The Music Room at Anteros




Celloman is the artist name of cellist and composer Ivan Hussey. The project has been active for over twenty years under various guises including an electric band, acoustic string trio, and solo cello. The music is a unique blend of Classical, Jazz, and World Musics.

Celloman has released seven albums and has performed extensively across the UK and abroad including at major festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar) and Exit Festival in Serbia.

This entertaining and informative solo show is split into two halves:

The first half discusses the changing role of the cello in history, from bass instrument to melodic instrument. Here, the cello is introduced as a harmonic instrument, much like the guitar, through a new style of cello playing called Arpezzato, a combination of the words ‘Arpeggio’ and ‘Pizzicato’.

Playing examples taken from his 2019 album Arpezzato Cello, Ivan uses finger techniques imported from the world of Rock/Pop, Blues and Jazz and applies them to the cello.

The second half takes the same compositions and builds on them through the addition of bowed melody and harmony where Ivan will duet with a virtual version of himself, performing pieces taken from a brand new album entitled: Cello Moods & Broods, released to accompany these solo dates.


Celloman presents Arpezzato: A new style of cello playing

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    The performance starts at 19:30 and consists of two 45 minute sets. 

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