TOSCA STRING QUARTET
NEWS & NOTES FROM 2010
Tosca was back in the studio with Stephen Barber in December 2010, this time to support local documentary filmmakers Flow Nonfiction with their Tide Loads of Hope film, "Espwa."
Tosca joined Amy Cook at the Hotel San Jose on April 8th to throw a release party for her new album Let the Light In, produced by fellow Austin musician Alejandro Escovedo. You can hear some of these great tracks over at amycook.com.
In February, the Tosca String Quartet recorded for the score of Man On a Mission, a documentary about Austin game developer / entrepreneur Richard Garriott, the first son of an astronaut to go to space. It was produced by our friends at Austin's Beef and Pie Productions and premiered March 14th at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.
For some quick notes about the session, visit composer Brian Satterwhite's blog. For a short video of the quartet's recording session, click here.
In early January 2010 Laura Veirs released July Flame, an album which featured the quartet performing arrangements by our close friend Stephen Barber. You can order it on vinyl by clicking here, or download the entire (MP3) album from Laura's record company.
August 2009: Tosca performed with Amy Cook and Ben Kweller at The Mohawk.
April 2009: Tosca at SXSW
March 2009: Golden Hornet Project Presents: Tosca String Quartet
February 2009: Tosca recorded on a new album from Austin band The Weirdo Deluxe. The just-released eclectic concept album "The Silver Key" is also a real-life treasure hunt. The album is filled with clever songs that are sometimes reminiscent of show tunes – the good ones. Find your own Silver Key here: www.findthesilverkey.com.
February 2009: Tosca was excited to see DeVotchKa back in town, joining them for a sold-out show at La Zona Rosa. The girls have been fans of theirs since playing with the eclectic four-piece at their 2008 SXSW showcase.
January 2009: The quartet was in the studio with David Rhodes - longtime guitarist for Peter Gabriel - for his new solo record Bittersweet, and again worked with the amazing composer & great friend Stephen Barber.
December 2008: The group joined Bob Schneider onstage at the Paramount Theater for his Holiday DVD taping. Tosca's relationship with Bob is deep-rooted, having played on his records and at a large number of live performances.