A Conversation with Clancy Newman

Do not inflate cello until after exiting the aircraft
(Clancy rafting out west)

Tickets are now officially on sale for our 21Season! This summer we are back to offering all the elements from festivals of the recent past. Buy your tickets now as most events sell out quickly. Check the NCMF website for information on schedule, tickets, and donations. Here is the schedule for the summer, conveniently formatted for you to print and affix to your refrigerator door.

Link to pdf version of 2022 Summer Festival calendar

I love playing with Clancy and also just hanging with him. Our cellist this summer (and last) has a wide range of interests and bottomless curiosity about everything in this crazy world. Apart from being an incredibly accomplished cellist, Clancy is, above all, a genuinely kind human being and an unusually thoughtful artist; I’ve learned to listen carefully when he speaks.

Link to NCMF Youtube channel: conversation between David Yang & Clancy Newman

This wide-ranging conversation required lots of links, some to his own music, some of others', and some of kangaroos.

David Yang, Artistic Director

Link to Clancy Newman performance with kangaroos in background on Youtube
Kangaroos + Bach
(There is an awful pun somewhere in here)

Link to Clancy Newman explanation of Fibonaccia Sequence in music
Clancy explaining how his Golden Ratio Method works

Photo & link to Milton Babbitt article
Composer Milton Babbit’s article “Who Cares If You Listen”
from the February 1958 issue of High Fidelity magazine
(click on the image above to read the article)

Link to Youtube for Clancy Newman "Evolution, for 8 cellos"
“Evolution” for eight cellos

Link to Youtube "The Pizzicato Piece by Clancy Newman
“The Pizzicato Piece” for solo cello
“showing the influence of rock & roll, Bartok, and lots of other stuff.”

Link to Youtube performance: "Uptown Funk" by Clancy Newman
Uptown Funk: “One of my better-known "Pop-Unpopped" pieces”

Link to Youtube: performance by Soundgarden
Soundgarden song with the amazing quintuplet (at 1:05)

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