Cellist Ashley Bathgate is a one-woman orchestra in Martin Bresnick’s Parisot.
The piece is an adaptation of Parisot for 12 cellos, written as a tribute to Bresnick’s friend and colleague Aldo Parisot and premiered by the Yale Cellos in 2016. In our in-studio video, Bathgate (who you may know from the Bang on a Can All-Stars) forms an ensemble all on her own by playing live over 11 backing tracks she recorded herself. Through three movements played without pause, “Paradox,” “Parallels,” and “Paragon,” Bathgate’s virtuosity is on full display 12 times over.
We’re thrilled to premiere our video of Ashley Bathgate performing Bresnick’s Parisot: