TERRE HAUTE —
Yale music school graduate Shannon Hayden is scheduled to perform her own compositions for amplified cello at The Coffee Grounds at 423 Wabash Ave. in Terre Haute at 8 p.m. Friday.
Hayden spent her high school years in the Wabash Valley and played with the Terre Haute Symphony during that time. She then entered a graduate course of study with renowned cellist Aldo Parisot in New Haven, Conn., where she studied undergraduate coursework as well. 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 Shannon’s second CD, “Solid State Cello,” one of their top 10 albums of the year. “Still in her early 20s, 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.”
Hayden’s website is www.shannonleehayden.com.