Ted Laderas is a scientist, amateur cellist, and electroacoustic composer. He combines cello performance techniques with sound processing techniques to expand the outer realms of the cello.
The tracks in Astoria came from a year-long project to produce an improvisation a week. They document not only my growth as a cellist, but my exploration of the electroacoustic possibilities of the cello.
Marc Wiedenbaum of Disquiet wrote of his work: â€śAs mediated by Laderasâ€™ bank of technology, the lone cello takes on a kind of serene majesty â€“ sustained, rich, formidable.â€ť