Rocket Baby

electric cello and midi cellos

Premiered in 1994 by Jeffery Krieger
Revised 2010
Published by Chez Vees Music (formerly Leisure Planet Music)


This piece was originally commissioned by Jeffery Krieger, and was designed for him to take on tour with his road equipment in the mid 1990’s. In essence, it was a trio meant for one human, and two superhuman techno-sampled-cellists. A few years ago, I began the collaboration with Ashley Bathgate to take these techno parts and turn them into something a human might be able to play. What we came up with are multiple tracks of Ashley that taken together are quite superhuman anyway.