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Type of music generally:
Ambient and dynamic acoustic and electric instrumental cello music
Most recent release, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (soundtrack, with Evan Schiller, 2014); most recent regular release, Timeless (2013)
Jami Sieber's site
Not aware of other solo cellists out there producing music, but I'm sure they're out there. Some people have made comparisons to a portion of Laurie Anderson's work (but not her performance art music)
Own, occasional covers
Sieber is a cellist who has played with several ecto favourites, including Susan Court and Sohre. She uses both electric and acoustic cellos to bring a range to her own instrumental compositions. (Neile)
Comments about live performance:
I was completely bowled over by her when I saw her performing with Ferron in 1995. I thought Jami was fantastic. (neal)
Recommended first album:
A reader suggests Hidden Sky as the best starting place, saying it "integrates Sieber's cello with music improvised by elephants at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, and the result is surprisingly beautiful."
1994—Out Front Music
Jami Sieber—Jensen electric cello, acoustic cello, and vocals
Will Dowd—drums, percussion, and sampling Louis Peralta—percussion, and cuicas (what is this?) Kim Scanlon—vocals
Lush Mechanique is lovely. I've really enjoyed it since buying it when I saw her live in 1995. (neal)
1998—Out Front Music—OFM 1009
Jami Sieber—vocals, acoustic and electric cello
Joe Hadlock—grandma geurts' organ
A little unshapely (not exactly sure what I mean by that) but still has some nice moments. The moodiness of the cello is one of the strengths of this disc, but there is a variety of sound here. A couple of tracks where she does spoken word definitely remind me of Laurie Anderson, but the focus here is on instrumental music with vocalizations (occasionally there's actual singing), and it's really quite lovely. A little new Agey in the lyrics and some of the music. (Neile)
Jami Sieber contributes music to the video game, Braid.
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry and to Chris Powell for additional information.
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