Although this is a photo blog, I occasionally have to post something that absolutely needs to be shared. I recently met a fellow from Berlin named Niko. He’s in town working on a show at Dad’s Garage Theater. Matt, Fletch, and I recently took him to Stone Mountain for a hike (where I tried to convince Fletch that the big chunk of granite was the Pyrenees Mountains….he wasn’t buyin’ it). Trying to explain some of Georgia’s history to Niko made me realize that I’m completely useless in this capacity.
So, Niko is a brilliant cello player, and I was lucky enough to experience his live performance last night. It was a musical treat that I won’t forget. I cried from being moved, and I cried from laughing my head off. He actually plays a section of music, then loops it and plays over it, creating gorgeous layers of sound. I just had to share some of his work with you. Here’s is a film of him performing Canon in D. It’s the most beautiful version of this piece I have ever heard.