Alchemy Art Center/contributed photo
                                Lori Goldston.

Alchemy Art Center/contributed photo Lori Goldston.

Avante-Garde musician Lori Goldston to perform at Alchemy Arts

  • Wed Jul 31st, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center

Alchemy Art Center will host Lori Goldston, avant-garde cellist best known for her work with Nirvana, for a haunting and immersive performance on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8 pm. The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Road, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the door.

Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Goldston is a cellist, composer, improviser, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography.

Current and former collaborators include Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Dana Reason, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Mike Gamble, Mik Quantius, Embryo, Secret Chiefs 3, Marisa Anderson, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, Broken Water, Ed Pias, Byron Au Young, Christian Rizzo, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick, Kimya Dawson, Mark Mitchell and Lynn Shelton.

Opening the show will be John Bellows and Glenn Hendrick, bringing original songs with heady lyrics and melancholic musings with high and low feels.

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Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating a thriving arts community on San Juan Island.

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