News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 27, 2013

Cellist to perform March 29 at Coffee Grounds

News Release

TERRE HAUTE — Shannon Hayden, a Yale School of Music graduate, will perform her own compositions for amplified cello at 8 p.m. March 29 in the Coffee Grounds at 423 Wabash Ave.

Hayden spent her high school years in the Wabash Valley and played with the Terre Haute Symphony. She then entered a graduate course of study with renowned cellist Aldo Parisot in New Haven, where she also took on undergraduate coursework. Computer software, effects pedals and looping technology are joined with her 19th century instrument to provide a unique range of sounds, along with vocals and beats.

Jim Manion, music director for WFHB Radio in Bloomington, named Hayden’s second CD, “Solid State Cello,” one of their Top 10 albums of the year and had this to say about her:

“Still in her early twenties, this classical cello/guitar virtuoso composes and performs a visionary fusion of classical and electronic that is stunning and mind-expanding,” Manion said. “Shannon records off-the-grid with wind and solar power at her family’s organic vegetable farm in Illinois. If you get a chance to see her live, go!”

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