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In The Loop With Helen Gillet

Cellist, composer and singer Helen Gillet
Jason Kruppa
Cellist, composer and singer Helen Gillet

Cellist, composer and singer Helen Gillet speaks with Classical KC about her classical influences and training, composing through improvisation, and developing her unique electrified sound. We'll hear her original music as well as a life-changing performance of a Shostakovich string quartet.


Stephen Steigman


Helen Gillet


String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
II. Allegro molto
III. Allegretto
IV. Largo
V. Largo
by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by The Kronos Quartet on the album "Black Angels"
David Harrington - violin
John Sherba - violin
Hank Dutt - viola
Joan Jeanrenaud - cello

I Live Off You
From the album "Helkiase"
Music composed by Helen Gillet
Helen Gillet - cello, voice, Boss RC50 Loop Station, Moog Sub Fatty synthesizer

You can learn more about Helen Gillet at

Helen performs August 25th in Kansas City at the 1900 Building. Learn more at

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href=""></a>.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at