DS Interview: The Punk Cellist on His Debut EP, the Similarities Between Punk and Classical Music, and A Full-Length Release Due Out Later This Year

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Ian Legge, known by most as simply the Punk Cellist. I was particularly drawn to Legge’s unique spin on punk, emo and hardcore tunes because of the refreshingly reimagined transcriptions not of songs I was hearing for the first time, but ones such as the Gaslight Anthem‘s “The ’59 Sound” or The Menzingers‘ “Burn After Writing,” melodies that have consistently occupied my airwaves. I was given the feeling of hearing a brand new song, yet was able to sing every word along to the instrumental. For a genre that, as a reader of Dying Scene I hope you love, but others sometimes misunderstand, the Punk Cellist is able to reimagine these punk tracks as arrangements that demonstrate their true music...

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