Pittsburgh Based Beo String Quartet Release “Ghosts Revisited” To Outstanding Reviews

Ghosts Revisted is a collection inspired by personal transformation. It’s about how people break out or shed the old self and embrace the new self. It is largely poetic, with fragmented lyrics that take you near the edge of consciousness. You will feel a shifting of impressions float through your mind and feel as if you are in that dream like state of half awake. It is a moment where time can feel as if lifetimes have passed in the blink of an eye. The transition between songs is seamless and cradles the mood between each song.

Producer Sean Neukom says: “We’ve flipped the roles of string quartet vs rock combo normally found in popular styles,” says producer Sean Neukom. “In Ghosts Revisited, it’s the strings giving us the substance of the sound. The drums, guitar, bass, and vocals drop in for added definition and texture.”

Press Quotes:

The Oakwood Register: “This concerto [from composer Sean Neukom] deserves to be one of the more exciting and memorable pieces of new music…”

Jamie Parmenter, Vinyl Chapters.com: If you’re looking for something completely different, Beo String Quartet and Ghosts Revisited could be just the thing you’re looking for. With excellent instrumental sections and atmosphere building, the musicianship is impressive throughout. Throwing rock and metal into the mix can feel a little jarring at first, but you get used to the inventiveness, even if the vocals don’t always hit home. A great idea and something very different.

DopeCauseWeSaid.com: Pittsburgh-based music collective Beo String Quartet compose truly original Chamber Alt music with lyrical themes spanning the dark recesses of the human consciousness. Not only do they dig deep in theme; the sound they’ve created by uniting classical music and progressive rock/metal is rousing and intense.


Accolades:

Beo String Quartet is an active performing ensemble with a focus on classical, contemporary, and original music. In its role as Resident Artists at the Charlotte New Music Festival, Beo has performed and recorded over fifty world premiers since its inception in 2015. During the 19-20 and 20-21 seasons, during which live concerts were unfeasible, Beo fulfilled commissions for studio recordings from Charles Nichols (In Gratitude, At the Boundary) Gary Eskow (Remo’s Revenge), the North Dakota Music Teachers’ Association (19-20), and completed studio work for its upcoming original albums Ghosts Revisited and trigger Land. The Dayton Philharmonic commissioned a violin concerto from Sean Neukom, Beo’s violist and composer, which premiered in 2018. Beo were finalists of the 2020 SAVVY Chamber Music Competition and winners of the 2016 Pittsburgh Concert Society competition.


Artist Biography: Refusing to be confined by genre, Beo String Quartet appears on concert stages across the nation bringing classical masterpieces, contemporary works, and original progressive rock to its audiences. Highlights from the upcoming 2021-2022 season included performances as featured artists for CCM’s 2021 Zemlinsky Prize and the premiere of 19-20: an original work for string quartet weaving musical performance with onstage illusions to question if art has a place in a post-Covid world.

More Info:

Artist Name: Beo String Quartet
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Release Title: Ghosts Revisited
Release Date: October 21, 2021
Label: NeuKraft Records
Musician Names/Instruments: Beo String Quartet
This selection was produced by
Sean Neukom and this artist is similar to Radiohead, Kronos Quartet, Dream Theater, Apocalyptica, Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Beo String Quartet fits nicely into the genres of, in terms of standard genres–indie rock, chamber music, progressive rock; the term we use: chamber alt.

For more information on this amazing young group of talented artists please visit the sites below.

Websites:
Official Website: http://www.beostringquartet.com/#beohome
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beostringquartet/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/beosq
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beostringquartet/
Spotify
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/beo-string-quartet
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/beostringquartet
Artist Contact Email: beostringquartet@gmail.com

Press Release information for accolades, artist bio, and contacts provided by Independent Music Promotions. Please note the 4 provided promotional photos of the band are credited to http://nadinephotography.net/

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Sherryl is a Senior Writer and Assistant Editor with Nashville Music Guide and her blog, Lyrics N Legends has been featured since 2012. Her articles has graced the cover and have appeared as feature stories in the NMG print edition. She is also a member of WMMW, Women of Music Music of Women, a non-profit organization in support of women in the music industry. WMMW also appears here in Nashville Music Guide.

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