Bryan Charles Wilson, a gifted composer, author, and cellist for acclaimed New York City based orchestral post-rock outfit, You Bred Raptors?, is thrilled to release, Oso Perezoso, his first solo effort. His debut record draws from his classical upbringing on cello and combines it with his passion for hip hop drum beats, synthesizers, and detailed production.
Wilson is a graduate of the very non-traditional California Institute of the Arts and has truly blazed his own musical path on the album with his cello. The record, which is set for a March 7, 2017 release, is deeply personal for Wilson. Half of the songs were written for his family including his loving and hilarious 96 year old grandmother, Roz, his gorgeous new bride, Minh, and his very supportive parents, Syd and Paul. The rest of the tracks feature the cello singing melancholic melodies over hip-hop drumlines and roaring synths.
The young composer found his affection for non classical cello music in his teens after attending The New Directions Cello Festival. He found that the classical world was very constricting, often uptight, and he rarely felt inspired playing in an orchestra. Seeing amazing and forward thinking cellists there opened up his mind as to what was possible on the instrument.
On top of that, Wilson is the author of the instructional book, Cello Chords, 2011 which has become a go to resource for cellists all across the globe. The book, all the sheet music, and backing tracks for Oso Perezoso are available on Wilson’s website, www.BryanWilsonCello.com. He hopes that young cellists will be inspired by his new album to not only play his tunes, but also create their own.