—Welcome to “K-drama tunes, ‘cello style,” where Raine takes a tune and spins it for an instrument that was cool when Bach rocked.—
I had wanted to break out of my classical mold for a while. I was what you call a very “classical” musician. I only played classical (and Classical) music; I didn’t improvise; I got snooty when you clapped during the wrong places at a concert; and I thought my music was better than yours. (Oh hell, I still do.)
But no longer. For the past few years I’ve been letting my hair down in a couple of rock bands, playing without sheet music (*GASP*…the horror…), doing a little improvisation here and there and becoming downright rebellious for a classical musician.
To continue that trend, I’ve begun to arrange songs for solo cello – specifically K-drama songs. Without a solid OST, many-a-drama would’ve fallen flat. Those songs that make you want to pull your hair out by episode sixteen have also carried you thus far. When you hear City Hunter’s theme, you get all wild and crazy cause you KNOW that Lee Min-ho is abouta bus’ out some cool moves and have women (and men) melting into gooey puddles of hormones in front of their television/computer screens.
From the 2011 K-drama City Hunter starring Lee Min-ho and Park Min-young:
My first arrangement will be a song from the 2010 drama “Mary Stayed Out All Night.” Its status: coming soon!
If you have a desire to hear a K-drama tune ‘cellofied’, please drop me a line.
All of my arrangements will be played on my 2005 Hungarian cello. Her name is Dotty and she likes K-dramas, too.
Fun ‘cello fact: The cello’s full name is the “violincello”. It has since been shortened to “‘cello”. Now, it is common to accept the spelling without an apostrophe in place of the six missing letters. Cello.
K-drama tunes, ‘cello style: “Hello, Hello”