Returning with their first new music video since their fashionable 2011 clip for The Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, cellist Meta Weiss and violinist Arianna Warsaw-Fan of duoW pull off a humorous silent-film treatment on their take of “Stars and Stripes.”
The Max Strebel directed video, like duoW’s attitude toward the classical performance space, takes away the stiffness artists of the genre have often relegated themselves to. The video, fueled by the duo’s kickstarter campaigned, is a confident sign that viewers will take a liking to classical music content if provided in more up-to-date mediums.
Not afraid to show cheeky humor or take themselves too seriously, the girls at duoW take a light-hearted approach to the often neglected piece amongst pure classical recordings. Opting to go with a more original video treatment as opposed to a clichéd patriotic theme is another bonus for the group, who are quickly becoming one of the more relatable classical performers in the US today.
Commended for their surprising choice to include “Stars and Stripes” in their debut record Entendre on audiophile label Sono Luminus, duoW has brought a sense of fresh air to the young classical performer space with a knack for engaging audiences both digitally and in person with their willingness to break the media borders and stigmas by which the genre has been confined to. Entendre also includes the duo’s rousing interpretations of Kodaly and Ravel culminating in a very diverse mix for the group’s debut record, a stray from typical classical performer debut recordings which generally (and cautiously) stick to only one specific composer.This entry was posted in General and tagged cello, classical, duow, sono luminous, violin on .
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