Hip hip hooray for San Francisco based cellist Sebastian Plano, whose Kickstarter campaign succeeded about four days ago. The goal was to finance the production of two albums: “Novel,” a collaboration with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler of the Kronos Quartet, and “Impetus,” a solo album engineered by Nils Frahm in Berlin.
Plano reached his $10,000 ceiling with the help of 244 backers. Part of the campaign involved appearing on Radiovalencia.fm’s Grammophoney Baloney show on Sunday with DJ McSchmormac, myself, and [gasp] my mother, who “traveled all the way from N.Y.C. just to hang out with D.J.McSchmormac,” the latter solipsistically reports on his blog (Rita also spent a little time with me).
You can download the podcast for the show here. Definitely worth a listen to hear Plano’s beautiful playing, not to mention our terrific playist of women singers from the 1920s and 1930s, including Helen Kane, Roza Eskenazi, Lily Morris, Mae West, Edith Piaf, Ma Rainey, and Florence Foster Jenkins.