Episode 4: Thank Your Lucky Stars with Emily Davidson
What’s Goin’ On Here?
We're here thanking our lucky stars with Emily Davidson! Emily is a classical cellist, pop song writer, and music producer. She's built an audience of thousands through her cello playing as @emilyplayscello and has amassed millions of streams on music she' been a part of under the name, Wishlyst. A passionate hobbyist in astrology, she's used the wisdom of the stars to guide her own life, and also, help support those in her wide and diverse social circle. This week, we're chatting about what's goin' on with 2020 through the astrological lens, what the hell Mercury Retrograde really is, and all things astrology and how it could benefit your life. Enjoy the show! Oh, and make sure you follow Emily Davidson on Instagram @wishlystmusic for her latest projects and music releases. Keeping it real, Griff & Dev
Today Andrew speaks with American cellist Emily Davidson about her professional activities online, in particular her Youtube channel, Emilyplayscello. Emily's Links:youtube.com/emilyplayscelloinstagram.com/emilyplayscelloemilyplayscello.comContact us:email@example.comOur *New* Website:http://survivingclassicalmusic.comOur Links:https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusicSupport the show (https://patreon.com/survivingclassicalmusic)
I am pleased to present this interview with Baroque cellist and social media influencer Emily Davidson (also known as @emilyplayscello). We talked about Emily's musical journey from starting the cello as a teenager to becoming a successful freelance musician. We also discussed her passion for historical performance, which she specialises in but her career is now taking a slightly different direction with a move into pop music songwriting and production. Additionally, Emily maintains a thriving YouTube channel, in which she shares her knowledge of historically-informed performance for both performers but anyone who simply wants to listen to this beautiful music. Her channel also offers advice and her experiences of having a musical career, including tips on social media, which she gives consulting sessions in. Emily is a wonderful example of someone who shows that it's never too late to pursue your musical ambitions and it's possible to have a rewarding, fulfilling and creative career as a musician. Many thanks to Emily for taking the time out of her busy schedule to talk to me!Interview recorded on 30th July 2019 via Google Hangouts; published on 9th November 2019. Emily Davidson, baroque cellist, is a fresh voice in the new generation of historical performance. Originally from New York, Emily spent the first 7 years of her career freelancing in Boston, MA. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. She has released two solo albums, Bass Sounds and Bass Sounds: Evolved, and a duet album, Old Friends: Baroque Music for Violin and Cello. She founded and directed Emergence Quartet, period instrument string quartet. She brings her historical approach to new platforms, drawing a passionate following on YouTube and Instagram for classical music. She has been interviewed in The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Strings Magazine, on NPR, and has been featured on Classic FM. She helps classical musicians form a 21st century approach through her social media coaching. Learn more at emilyplayscello.com.Listen to the Talking Classical Podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes and Spotify.Follow Talking Classical online.Facebook & SoundCloud - @talkingclassicalpodcastTwitter - @tc_podcastsYouTube - bit.ly/2WF4duyBlog - talkingclassicalpodcast.wordpress.com
Emily Davidson, noted friend of the Khyber, joins us to talk about her group's efforts to save 1588 Barrington Street from indifferent city staff who wanted the historic arts incubator sold off as surplus. Then, writer and artist Kate Leth calls in from Califonia reminisce on her stange adventure from local illustrator to comic book superhero. Plus, HALIFAX buys itself a bold brand, the new library finally opens, NSCAD gets a fountain of money (but loses a micro-gallery) and something called the Ivany report is released.The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century. The Coast Twitter: @TwitCoast The Coast (online) thecoast.ca Tara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon
This week, MY FIRST EVER INTERVIEW VIA SKYPE. With a person who wasn't in NYC! But the real story is the dope cellist Emily Davidson. She was great to talk to, and will be the subject of my first YouTube channel exclusive. O_O We chat about historical performance practice, catching up to your peers, YouTubing, and DJing! Featured on this episode are 2 tracks from Emily's album, "Bass Sounds: Music for Unaccompanied Cello from the Early Baroque": a Ricercare by Gabrieli and the Sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G major. Both of her solo albums are available at emilyplayscello.bandcamp.com . For all of Emily's work and music: emilyplayscello.com facebook.com/emilyplayscello twitter.com/emilyplayscello instagram.com/emilyplayscello youtube.com/user/emilyplayscello Also check out her period string quartet, Emergence Quartet: emergencequartet.com facebook.com/emergencequartet