During the past 20 years, Ed Caner has performed as a sideman and/or soloist for over 30 major acts, including Page and Plant, Luciano Pavarotti, Wayne Newton, Mannheim Steamroller, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, [...]
One of two Luis & Clark instruments at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Academy Week. Amusing thing to note is that I'm sitting with my 2011 L&C violin next to Concertmaster Jon Carney who is playing [...]
Thomas Edison stumbled upon a carbon-fiber precursor while experimenting with lightbulb filaments in 1879. He superheated splinters of bamboo and produced strands of carbon that could withstand high temperatures and conduct electricity. Physicist Roger Bacon [...]
Less than a year ago, a pair of Croatian cellists posted a YouTube video showing off their shredding, percussive take on the Michael Jackson song "Smooth Criminal." That almost immediately led to a multialbum deal with Sony Masterworks and a slot on an Elton John tour that continues through a two-month run in Las Vegas starting next month.
Last month, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opened the doors on the new 80,000 square foot Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Approximately 250 contemporary works are on display in the 7 galleries of the new wing, including one of Luis and Clark's very own Carbon Fiber Violins. In fact, the the Luis and Clark violin is the only instrument from the Museum’s musical instrument collection to be showcased in the exhibtions which aim to offer new perspectives and encourage connections between art of the present and past.
By Trish Crawford
Article and video originally from Toronto.com
He’s known as Carbon Baby and he’s the sturdy delight of cellist Shauna Rolston.
The sleek, black, modern-looking cello is such an integral part of Rolston’s performances that composer Douglas Schmidt has recently written a special work for the cellist and her instrument titledThe Devil’s Sweat (a “carbon concerto” for carbon cello and orchestra).