Sunday, 21 June 2009
Cylindrian Rutabaga @ 6:00 pm slt
She was featured in Billboard Magazine’s Jan 19, 2008 Issue under the Indie Music Section along with Hep Shepherd (Jeff Krantz in RL) for her use of new media to market her music. Because of contacts made inSL Cylindrian has traveled and performed in cities all across the United States and was filmed as a mentor for SL Musician Keiko Takamura during a segment on MTV’s: True Life in March 2008. Known as a pioneer of virtual music, Cylindrian’s performances carry the listener on a journey guided by lyric and melody. Though, she likes to perform various cover songs that have inspired and moved her, she prefers to perform her own original material.
The woman behind the avatar, Grace Buford began her musical adventure at the tender age of 4 years old while listening to her older brother practice piano. That was the spark that ignited her desire to make music. Passion, perseverance, and determination have always been present in her music from that early age. Her desire to hone her craft continues even today as she attempts to impart some of that same ethic on her music students.
“Southern pine forests, winding rivers, and muddy bare feet are luxuries to Atlanta, GA. native Grace Buford.
Life's experiences, be they good or bad, are the fuel and passion that underpin Grace's unique style of songwriting and it shows. Her music engages the heart and mind of her audience, there is feeling and the feeling is shared. From a rhythmic acoustic song about facing negative thoughts in a battle for the mind to a flowing, ethereal keyboard that exposes the vulnerability of facing change, Grace's music and live performances are an emotional ride that will leave you spellbound and wanting more.
As with those shining lights of previous generations of folk/acoustic rock acts, Grace's influences are broad, she is open-minded, curious and not a believer in musical boundaries defined by genres Grace creates what she feels.
Of course to truly experience Grace the best way is to catch her live show, a performer that holds nothing back in terms of energy and is happiest when sharing. There's no pretense or falsehoods, no trickery or gimmicks, be it an intimate venue or a hall you are guaranteed the bare-footed energetic dynamo that is Grace Buford, a voyage of laughter, of tears and every emotion in between is shared openly with her audience and it will leave you wanting for more."
Cylindrian aims to use her skills at social networking, marketing, and music to bring the real world to the virtual and the virtual to the real world in a beautiful fusion of art, music, and technology; in her mind it reflects the proper use of Second Life(tm).
Posted by sandy demina at 10:55