Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. She works with improvisors, bands, orchestras, composers, choreographers, film makers and writers. Past and current collaborators and/or employers include Earth, Nirvana, Ellen Fullman, David Byrne, Greg Kelley, Clyde Petersen, Terry Riley, Mirah, Jherek Bischoff, Jessika Kenney, Trey Gunn, Mike Gamble, Dan Sasaki, Stuart Dempster, Cat Power, Matana Roberts, Malcom Goldstein, Vanessa Renwick, Lynn Shelton and the BBC Scottish Symphony among many others.
Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and stadiums.
Current and former collaborators and/or bosses include Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Dana Reason, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Mike Gamble, Mik Quantius, Embryo, Secret Chiefs 3, Marisa Anderson, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, Broken Water, Ed Pias, Byron Au Young, Christian Rizzo, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick, Mark Mitchell and Lynn Shelton.