Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon : Virtuoso Cellist Live in Concert with Film & Footnotes
Emily Burridge is a stunning virtuoso cellist, composer and performer, cleverly captured by the Ebenezers and transported to Burrowbridge from her Amazonian rainforest hideout
Emily bears with her the wonderful fruit of her 2010 releases Out of the Blue and Into the Amazon, from which she will play live. The performance, and her talk, will be accompanied on the big screen by intimate and stirring images of tribal life, singing and ritual. Much of this work grew from Emily's time in Brazil while she lived and played with indigenous tribes from the Mato Grosso.
After being asked to perform from her brilliant first album, Earth Songs, at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, Emily developed a rich relationship with the people and musical traditions of Brazil, researching and recording local folk music, working on her next CD with local musicians and, for five years, living and working with the Xavante Indians and learning about their vivid musical culture.
After scholarships at Wells Cathedral School and The Royal College of Music, Emily continued her stellar musical trajectory by playing at most of the great London venues with the city’s orchestras & chamber groups.
A brilliant improviser, she has been in continuous demand as a session musician and has played with a fantastic variety of musicians and bands, from the Stereophonics and Jools Holland to Alison Moyet and Marc Almond.
As a composer, her music has been regularly used for film and TV, and she has performed as a solo artist and in bands and orchestras all over this country and around the world. She will be playing in her duo with guitarist B.J.Cole at the Glastonbury Festival this year. Not to be missed: their delicate but powerful duets stop time and take your breath away.
Her CDs include: Earth Songs, 1994; Footsteps in the Sand, 1998; Bridge Between Worlds, 2007; Out of the Blue & Into the Amazon, 2010.
With B.J.Cole: Into the Blue; The Gnossienne Suite