Cellist Seth Woods is the latest guest on ALL EARS. Originally from the USA, Seth has cultivated an international profile with frequent performances around the world. Having spent time studying and researching in Basel and Huddersfield, Seth is now developing his career in dual home bases of Chicago and New York City. His unique performances combine interactive media, visual projections, body movement, and dance with his virtuosic cello playing. Seth is also a member of the new Chineke! Orchestra based in the United Kingdom. In this interview, we discuss Seth’s personal path through contemporary music, from his early development to managing the complicated logistics of a fast-paced international career.
Check out video of the Chineke! Orchestra’s debut concert:
… and of Seth’s unique interactive prosthetics performance:
Music clips in this episode from:
Edward Hamel: “Gray Neon Life” for solo speaking cellist with two bows
Excerpts from a duo collaboration with electronic artist Monty Adkins and Seth Woods