- 1 year ago
Recently Vertikal LIfe sat down for an interview with Okorie Johnson, an Atlanta-based cellist, and composer, who has performed and/or recorded with India.Arie, De La soul, Anthony David, Doria Roberts, Callaghan, Paul Mercer and Leah Morgan amongst others. 2015 saw the debut of Okorie’s first solo cello concert-series, Epi.phony, a multi-city, 12-show development of the relationship between solo cello, live-sound-looping, and improvisation.
The Music: Liminal (Album on iTunes)
Okorie uses high-quality amplification, looping technology, and sound processing to create songs that emerge from the collision of jazz and classical music. His songs also travel beyond those genres to include edm, reggae, funk, and more.
His music is narrative and emotive and his set attempts to gather songs together that, like short stories, complement each other in spite of their individual and singular expression.
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