Artists everywhere have found themselves with extra time on their hands during the novel coronavirus quarantine.
Cellist Samara Ginsberg of London, England, is one of them. With her upcoming trips and jobs canceled, she decided this was the perfect time to create multi-tracks of some of her favorite songs!
“Cello is the perfect instrument for multi-tracking because of its massive range — over four octaves in pitch and a huge variety of different timbres and articulations,” Samara said. “I’d had the idea … in the back of my mind literally for years, but never found the time to do it until now.”
She chose the quirky theme song from the 1980s show “Inspector Gadget” to start, and the video became an instant hit online. Encouraged, she borrowed a Darth Vader mask from a friend’s child and dove into her next song: “The Imperial March” from “Star Wars.”
The end result is especially impressive because she was flying blind because of the mask! She ended up memorizing the whole song and playing each part through with no errors.
Of course, “Star Wars” fans everywhere loved her newest offering! Soon, people started sending in requests — so many that she’ll never be able to tackle them all. Still, she’s going to complete as many as she can.
“For the time being I’m going to concentrate on retro TV, cartoon, movie, and video game themes as they’re fun and people really seem to enjoy them,” she said. “I think at such a difficult, stressful time, people are really responding to content that takes them back to their childhoods.”
Thanks to multiple requests, the next bit of nostalgia was the “Night Rider” theme song. We think she did David Hasselhoff and KITT proud!
“It’s been an incredibly steep learning curve and has confirmed something I’ve always suspected,” Samara said. “Producers, studio engineers, and sound technicians don’t get nearly enough credit for what they do.”
What incredible talent! We are in love with these amazing covers and can’t wait to see what she puts out next.
Watch Samara’s take on “Knight Rider” in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story with your friends.
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