[POSTMODERN CELLO] Fusing a bastardized concept of chamber
music and contemporary forms has always been a hallmark of the Portland
Cello Project. On To E.S., its tribute to the late, beloved,
The subject of a 2010 cover story in WW will play three shows with the Portland Cello Project this month.Harun Mustafa, the now 21-year-old subject of last year's piece, was a promising cello player when a single mistake at age 19 sent him to prison for 18 months. During a fight in North Portland, Mustafa used a pocket knife to defend himself, he says. He later admitted to Portland Police he had used ...
About a month ago, local singer-songwriter Drew Grow got a whole shitload of bones broken in a car accident. Physically, he's going to be fine. His wallet, however, is taking quite a hit, thanks to hospital fees accrued from the multiple surgeries it took to piece him back together.In a city with a popular basketball team whose players leave the court on stretchers more often than most military units, ...
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Imprisoned cellist Harun Mustafa, whose dubious imprisonment WW chronicled recently, got to hear the debut of three pieces he composed behind bars when the Portland Cello Project featured his work in a concert on Saturday night. Between collaborations with established local performers at the sold-out Aladdin, the Cello Project showcased three new songs by the 20-year-old Mustafa. Mustafa's former ...