Inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mayke Rademakers has written a new solo work for cello, reflecting the four seasons of life itself. The movements alternate between slow and melodic and exciting, stirring and rhythmic. You'll occasionally hear a quote from Vivaldi's masterpiece, note for note or perhaps more subliminally. Mayke's music occasionally crosses over into film music, jazz, minimalism and a mix of Western and Oriental aspects, drawing inspiration for instance from Sephardic music (Jewish music from Spain and Portugal).
Mayke plays both acoustic and electric cellos. This presents you with a thrilling combination of authentic, warm cello sounds and the endless sound options available to the electric cello. She also uses sampling to accompany herself.
Artists and performers
Mayke Rademakers - Stagioni (Primavera, Estate, Automne, Inverno)