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Cellista (nee Freya Seeburger) is an American cellist, interdisciplinary artist & the artistic director of the performing arts company Juxtapositions. She is known for her collaborations with artists across various media, as well self-producing live performances in unconventional spaces that incorporate elements of classical music, theater, improvisation and visual art across a range of genres including pop, hip-hop, classical and more. These performances often feature a carbon fiber cello and loop station.
Her interdisciplinary exhibit The End of Time which premiered alongside internationally renowned visual artist Barron Storey’s solo exhibit Quartet at Anno Domini art gallery in downtown San Jose with her chamber music collective the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble received critical acclaim. The dual exhibition, created in tribute to French composer Olivier Messiaen’s seminal chamber work The Quartet for the End of Time, received mention in Juxtapoz Magazine.
A noted session musician for both recording and live performance, Cellista has worked with Grammy-nominated artist Tanya Donelly, producer John Vanderslice, Don McLean, Casey Crescenzo, and Van Dyke Parks.
Cellista's debut full-length album Finding San Jose engineered by Maryam Qudus (Doe Eye) was released in Fall of 2016. The album and its subsequent release as the soundtrack for an interdisciplinary ballet directed and produced by Cellista received favorable reviews.
She is currently working on her forthcoming album Transfigurations. Transfigurations is an album of noise and sound textures as well as chamber music featuring original compositions and commissions from Bay Area artists. Its premier track Wants debuted as an interdisciplinary art installation in February of 2017 at Little Boxes Theater. Wants was featured on KQED Arts 100 Days of Art and was shown as a film at the 2017 Diamond in the Rough Film Festival.
For more information. please visit www.cellista.net.