Well, isn’t the universe an amusing place. I have been wanting to share some music by a pair of cellists called ‘2 Cellos’ with you for a few days now but every time something else catches my attention. Flicking through TV channels today, Sky Arts 2 is playing a concert by them, so that is today’s music after all.
2cellos became famous with a video on YouTube of them playing Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal‘. I had nitended to share their version of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck‘ but I’m going to share something else. The piece in this video may sound familiar – it’s Ennio Morricone’s ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ from the movie ‘The Mission’ and is another favourite of mine.
I love the sound of the cello – the resonant tones echo in my heart. The music is often urgent and passionate but without the frenzy that is often heard in violin music.
The 2cellos have an extensive selection on their YouTube channel including more clips for this concert in Arena Zagreb and from another concert in Arena Pula, their modern pieces and classical pieces. Their version of U2’s ‘With or Without You’ is exquisite.
The meditation blanket gained a large square in Fortissima Shadow Color in blue today. The pink rectangle in the photo is also a Shadow Color dyeway. I love how they both look in mitre-cornered shapes and how well the colours are displayed by it the design.