Betsy has just released a new album: Shapeshifter! It’s a duo improv album between Betsy (cello) and Geli Wuerzner (viola).
Geli and Betsy love to sit down together with their instruments and just improvise, letting the music lead them where it will. All the pieces on Shapeshifter were completely improvised from start to finish: they had no written score, chords, or even a plan – they just started playing, then followed each other wherever the music wanted to go. And when a piece was complete, they stopped. (Improv is like that.)
You can listen to the entire album on Betsy’s Bandcamp site. (You can also purchase the album there, as either a download or a physical CD).
The physical CDs are SO PRETTY! Look!