Alex Ellsworth

Musician


Chicago, IL
Cello
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9 Played at 9 groupmuses!

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I have studied and performed cello classically for most of my music making life and have recently been incorporating other interests into my practice, including songwriting, performance art, theater and improvised music. I am a part of the artist collective, Mocrep, tour with the cinematic shadow puppetry company, Manual Cinema, and will be releasing my first album of original music, The Silver Hour EP, on October 7th. I tend to get sucked into existential conversations pretty easily, enjoy cooking without a recipe and have gotten damn good at maneuvering a crowded CTA train with my cello.

Traditional Repertoire

I'm pretty deep into contemporary music right now, a lot of which crosses over into other disciplines like theater, dance, digital art and performance art. I'm also really into song, of all types; folk, art song, popular genres, opera, experimental. It's sometimes difficult to distinguish what music you value most and which music you interact with most. My recent google search results don’t always overlap with the most meaningful musical experiences in my life, some of which have been performances by bands, string quartets, orchestras or folk musicians, who slip out of my life as soon as they appear. That impermanence is special to me. Like the way we experience sound, it is often the imprinted memory that grows in value.

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Performed groupmuses (9)

Online groupmuse from Chicago: Alex Ellsworth

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 6:45 PM
  • Chicago Chicago, IL

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

The Silver Hour at the Secret Patio...

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Humboldt Park, Chicago
This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Ell's Bells Ringing on Kedzie: Say Cello to a Good Time and a Great Groupmuse

  • Monday, October 28, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Logan Square, Chicago Chicago, IL
This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

The Silver Hour at the Secret Patio...Concert and Costumes!

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Humboldt Park, Chicago Chicago, IL

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Alex Ellsworth’s EP Tour

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Logan Square

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Alex Ellsworth at Palmer Mansion

  • Monday, October 7, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Logan Square, Chicago

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Cello, violin, and a little Monking around

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Near North/River North

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Lil Street Art Center Muse

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Ravenswood, Chicago

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

The Songs You Sing Yourself

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Logan Square, Chicago

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago