cellomondo: Persistent Memory

Katharina Gross

“In my project cellomondo, I want to share my fascination with the diversity of musical individuality.“

cellomondo: the excitement of moving through a multitude of sound worlds, of music from all around the globe. To learn the mother tongue of many composers, to tell their stories to the audience and to share the richness of their individual backgrounds.

My collaboration with the Korean composer Seung-Won Oh, who wrote her piece Persistent Memory for me, was the starting point of my plan to realize new pieces for cello by composers and their students.

The cello is an instrument which is said to come close to the human voice. It is in any case an instrument which easily speaks to the audience. With its expressive power it is well suited to articulate and convey the language of many composers.

This is the start of a project which boldly envisions to include composers from all countries. If I succeed, 388 new pieces will have been realized… (Katharina Gross)

More information at cellomondo.jimdo.com