Introducing: String Bikini
String Bikini is Emily Dantuma, a local cellist who performs original works as well as interpretations of Bach suites with the aid of her cello, an amp, and looping pedals. While her tunes are mostly string arrangements, Dantuma also occasionally adds her haunting vocals to the mix. The result is melancholic ambient/neoclassical music, perfectly suited for moody winter weather. For fans of Sarah Neufeld, Julianna Barwick, or really anyone into avant garde and ambient music.
You can stream some live recordings of Dantuma’s material on her bandcamp page (or below). Unfortunately we just missed one of Dantuma’s live performances by a few days but hopefully she has plans for another one soon (see her facebook for updates)