1. Teddy Rankin-Parker is an American cellist specializing in improvisation and avant-garde music. Based in Chicago, he performs extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, wearing the hats of composer and performance artist, and appearing in a variety of contexts including chamber orchestras, free improvised settings, and electro-acoustic music. Teddy has performed, toured, and recorded with dozens of artists including Primus, Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Father John Misty, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble N_JP, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble. For his current solo project, “Some Other Fields,” he commissioned, recorded, and performed new works for unaccompanied cello by Jim O’Rourke, Glenn Kotche, Gene Coleman, and Michael Beharie. “Some Other Fields” will be released in 2019. 

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