Serena Tideman is very different from the previous cello post. But then again she is another out of the "mold" of what we expect from cello players.
Her latest album is nothing short of phenomenal. Check it out here.
Serena Tideman is a cellist and composer and sometimes singer from the far reaches of the NW Coast…
Born in Forks, WA, she moved to Seattle at the age of 7 and began playing cello shortly thereafter. As a teenager she became influenced by no-wave and rriot girl punk ethos as well as minimalist classical music and began composing.
She has collaborated in live performances with such artists as Múm, Rasputina, Eyvind Kang, and Amy Denio. Her first concert experiences outside the classical world were playing with experimental rock and free jazz ensembles and playing for circus shows. She toured with Evyind Kang and as a part of Mum. Shas played shows opening up for Calvin Johnson, Miranda July, Kria Brekkan, Amy Denio, Bright Eyes, and many more. She has also made multimedia performances incorporating Super-8 and dance.
Her first solo album, “Kalakala: Songs From A Parallel Universe” was recorded by Ryan Hadlock on the Kalakala abandoned ferry boat and has been released as Cd-R, but will be re-released in early 2011. “Secret Musik” was released on bandcamp.com on July 31st, 2010.
While we are here check out a couple of earlier performances.
Serendipity Lemonseed @ 108
Filmed by Daniel Michael Viox . Featuring Serena Tideman AKA Serendipity Lemonseed @ 108 (#3) in " The Ghostship Lollipop " Seattle 2006 .
Same personnel as above.
An Alternative to Shopping
A performance piece, you have to wait until about half way through the video for the cello. But boy is it worth it.