Break of Reality is a cello rock band made up of 3 cellists and a percussionist. I stumbled across them online as having done a cover of the “Game of Thrones” show. I’ve never watched the TV show, but was intrigued by “cello rock” so I went to see them at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.
One of my children’s music teachers said that each person has an instrument that resonates with them. I immediately knew that mine was the cello because even if I hear a few notes in a commercial or movie, it’s thick, weighty notes make my heart swell. The melody can be vibrant and playful but the somber, mellow cello undercurrent draws me in, at times almost sounding like the human voice. The bittersweet tones of the cello ooze then linger like stories told by a sagacious old man who has lived through so much but sees the world through the eyes of a child.
As I continue to sort, purge and organize my old photos and videos using this blog to help me stay motivated, I continue to gain new perspective. It’s odd that I never thought of attending a Yo-Yo Ma concert until writing this post today (Sunday, January 29, 2017) almost three years after I filmed this video.