Lori Goldston – Acoustic Cello
Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer, composer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography.
She accomplished in a wide variety of styles, including classical, contemporary experimentation, experimental rock, avant-garde music and free improvisation. she came to prominence as the touring cellist for the grunge band Nirvana from 1993–1994 and appears on their live album MTV Unplugged in New York.
She was a member of Earth, the Black Cat Orchestra, and Spectratone International, and also performs solo.
Current and former collaborators and/or bosses include: Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Dana Reason, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Mike Gamble, Mik Quantius, Embryo, Secret Chiefs 3, Marisa Anderson, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, Broken Water, Ed Pias, Byron Au Young, Christian Rizzo, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi, Vanessa Renwick, Mark Mitchell and Lynn Shelton among others.