My Cello Lesson Trek – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall
These pictures are a compilation of my weekly treks to cello lessons throughout the year.
As a classically-trained cellist and pianist, I have come to enjoy a variety of musical genres and actively seek to explore diverse styles on these traditional instruments. For me, music is not only a passion but also an escape from the stresses of everyday life. This source of comfort emanates from several areas; for instance, I have synesthesia which, generally-speaking, is an effect created by the crossing and intersection of nerves. That crossing produces dual effects and sensations. For instance, each musical note I hear, along with every number, day of the week, and month of the year, all visually appears to me in a corresponding color. Furthermore, I have found that I tend to memorize music quickly and synesthesia here plays a seemingly different role. When performing a composition such as Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major, the individual musical phrases have an intimate connection to my brain and provide the sensation of a mental road map that delivers a feeling that I am traveling on a harmonic journey with the ultimate relief of returning home with the arrival of the final cadence.
Featured below are a few more samples of my work; while I do play the cello in its traditional form, you may also notice that I employ an assortment of guitar pedals to generate altered tones. Some of these pedals include the distortion, delay, the iconic “wah-wah” pedal (symbolic of 1960s rock bands), all in conjunction with my Boss RC-300 looping station. This is arguably my most important piece of equipment, allowing me to pre-record musical tracks as well as offering the ability to record and loop various tracks live—thus performing as a modern one-man band.
Alex Prizgintas: “From Bach to Rock,” Newburgh Free Library, June 9, 2022
25 or 6 to 4 / Chicago / Alex Prizgintas, Cello Looping
House of the Rising Run: Alex Prizgintas/Cello
American Woman: The Guess Who/Alex Prizgintas/Cello
Night in Tunisia: Dizzy Gillespie/Alex Prizgintas/Cello:
Scherzo: Daniel Van Goens / Alex Prizgintas / Cello:
Cream: Sunshine of Your Love / Alex Prizgintas / Cello:
Bach Suite No. 4: Prelude / Alex Prizgintas / Cello:
Black Dog: Led Zeppelin / Alex Prizgintas / Cello:
Claude Debussy: Reverie – Alex Prizgintas
Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 – Alex Prizgintas
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir – Alex Prizgintas:
J S Bach: Arioso, Cantata, BWV 156 – Alex Prizgintas:
George Goltermann: Concerto No. 4 in G Major – Alex Prizgintas:
Saint-Saëns: The Swan (Le Cygne) – Alex Prizgintas:
Tarantella: Op. 23 By William Henry Squire – Alex Prizgintas:
Allegro Appasssionato OP. 43 by Camille Saint-Saëns – Alex Prizgintas:
A Trans-Siberian Christmas – Alex Prizgintas – Holiday Wish:
Liebertango: Astor Piazzolla–Interpereted By Alex Prizgintas:
Alex Prizgintas, Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4” Cello Looping:
Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog / Alex Prizgintas at Woodbury Common:
Purple Haze / Jimi Hendrix – Cello by Alex Prizgintas:
Alex Prizgintas – Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Allemande:
Alex Prizgintas – Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prélude:
Dave Brubeck and the Revolution of Rhythm: Selections from “Time Out” Performed by Alex Prizgintas
A Trans-Siberian Christmas – Alex Prizgintas, Cellist — My Holiday Wish
The best part of being a musician is in performing!
Listen to me play the Bach Prelude:
Also, here I am playing with Paul Block on guitar who sings a wonderful song:
My repertoire of classical, jazz, rock, and pop music can be adapted to both small concerts and background music for venues including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, private events, weddings, and more. These postings are a sampling of the music I have available for such events.
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