The Portland Cello Project, Bend Oregon Performance, a set on Flickr.
The Portland Cello Project, Bend Oregon Performance
(VIA PortlandCelloProject.com )
Since the group’s inception in late 2007, Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.
No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 900 pieces of music you wouldn’t normally hear coming out of a cello. Cello Project’s stage setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos), to the all out epic (which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players).
"If you could see how crazy everyone around here gets whenever the PCP cello-izes a new hip-hop or pop hit (which is a lot), you’d understand why their Thing is the best Thing going in Portland," – IFC’s Portlandia Blog
"It doesn’t get much more genre-crossing than this," – MTV.com
"This indie orchestra gives classical music a jolt of energy," – Spin Magazine
"PCP has come to epitomize Portland’s offbeat music scene, one where boundaries are blurred and cellos are in abundance." – The Strad
"A group of cello-wielding maniacs" – Spacelab Magazine
"An ace group of rotating cellists who take on everything from Britney’s "Toxic" to the Dandy Warhols and postmodern Estonian composer Arvo Pärt in their one-off performances" – Entertainment Weekly