Joshua McClain is a renowned cellist, composer, artist, and filmmaker based out of Portland, OR. He is best known for his unbridled, cathartic style of cello playing and composing which, using a looping pedal and multi-effects processor, creates intense, otherworldly soundscapes. During the pandemic, McClain created a highly popular free live stream concert series "Morning Cello," which has reached millions of people all over the world.
In addition to extensive touring in North America, Germany, France, Japan, Argentina, and West Africa, McClain has been hired to lead classes and perform virtually for the entire staff of the New York Times, Google, and Facebook, among others.
Joshua was recognized as the Musician of the Year in San Francisco at the Raw Artist RAWAwards showcase in 2013. His album, Coming Home, was nominated for an Independent Music Award for Best Contemporary Classical Album. He has shared the stage with Thievery Corporation, Aj Croce, Over the Rhine, Blame Sally, Gordi, Dagmar, and others.
McClain released his most recent album, Coming Home, in February of 2018 with critical acclaim. Coming Home is a concept album based on the archetype of the "Hero's Journey". The album was inspired by a month-long journey to the Peruvian Amazon to work with ayahuasca and Shipibo shamans for the treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress. Joshua has since focused his approach on how music and sound can be a catalyst for profound change – which is evident in the intense emotionality of the music he writes.
Joshua's style is deeply influenced by the music of Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds, Hans Zimmer, Yann Tiersen, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Andrew Bird, Zoe Keating, Mark Summer, Yo-Yo Ma, Sigur Rós, Dirty Three, and Jimmy Hendrix, among others.
Christine Alice has always had a song in her heart and much to her siblings dismay-a piano above their bedrooms. The singer songwriter was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and raised in the surrounding mountains. Her music has been critically acclaimed both locally and around the globe. Ms Alice wrote music for and performed in the independent short film “Chords,” written and directed by Emmy Award winning, John Barnhardt.
The film boasts several awards in film festivals nationally and internationally including Best Original Score in the Grand New York, Beaufort& Moscow film festivals and Best Soundtrack in the New World Film Festival. As a Colorado State University graduate, Ms. Alice is thrilled to be writing the soundtrack for a documentary circling the celebrated life and works of CSU professor Temple Grandin. Ms. Alice and her acoustic guitar have traveled across the country from Austin to Anchorage. She has won singing & songwriting competitions and was honored to be selected to perform for a member of Congress. She is quick to smile and burst into song without much prompting. After years of improvement and separate houses her siblings can enjoy her music and her parents say she’s always been good.
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