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ABOUT


CELLIST &

COMPOSER

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ABOUT


CELLIST &

COMPOSER

 

Rachel Icenogle is a versatile cellist with a mind for new and interesting sounds.  Specializing in experimental music, she loves to explore the tonal palette of her instrument.  She performs solo as Uncle Valentine, composes music for puppet shows with Company Aiello, and is also a member of the Philadelphia band Upholstery.  Rachel has performed improvisation with Roscoe Mitchell and has collaborated as a musician with several independent theater and dance groups in Philadelphia (BRAT Productions, Ombelico Mask Ensemble, Transmissions Theater, SWARM, and Birds on a Wire). She also often records cello for other bands, including in the last year on new albums from both Eric Slick and Hop Along.  With a passion for the unique and unexpected, Rachel sets herself apart as a performer, always seeking opportunities to diversify and discover new artistic expression.

 

to contact Rachel, please email: Icenogle.Rachel@Gmail.Com

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UPCOMING


UPCOMING

UPCOMING


UPCOMING

Upcoming Dates

2019.05.10 - 10:00pm - Upholstery at Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY

2019.05.15 - 8:00pm - Upholstery at Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA

2019.05.26 - 3:00pm - Uncle Valentine at The Pharmacy - Philadelphia, PA

2019.05.28 - 8:00pm - Uncle Valentine at House Venue - Pittsburgh, PA

2019.05.29 - 8:00pm - Uncle Valentine at Trumbullplex - Detroit, MI

2019.05.30 - 8:00pm - Uncle Valentine at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. for Riverwest FemFest - Milwaukee, WI

2019.06.01 - 7:00pm - Uncle Valentine at Driftless Books & Music - Viroqua, WI

2019.06.02 - 7:30pm - Uncle Valentine at Art In - Madison, WI

2019.06.04 - 8:00pm - Uncle Valentine at OGGI - Chicago, IL

2019.06.05 - 10:00pm - Uncle Valentine at Urban Artifact - Cincinnati, OH

2019.06.09 - 2:30 & 6:30pm - Company Aiello at Black Cherry Puppet Theater - Baltimore, MD

2019.08.01 - 6:30pm - Company Aiello at Liberty Lands Puppet Festival - Philadelphia, PA

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AUDIO


AUDIO

AUDIO


AUDIO

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BANDS


BANDS

BANDS


BANDS

Uncle valentine

Uncle Valentine - Winter (2018)

Uncle Valentine - Winter (2018)

Upholstery

Upholstery - Decade of Decadence (2017)

Upholstery - Decade of Decadence (2017)

john the savage

John the Savage - John the Savage (2012)

John the Savage - John the Savage (2012)

John the Savage - Kitchen Voodoo (2008)

John the Savage - Kitchen Voodoo (2008)

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SESSION WORK


Session Work

SESSION WORK


Session Work

 
Eric Slick - Bullfighter(2018)

Eric Slick - Bullfighter(2018)

Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog (2018)

Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog (2018)

Littlun - Sentient Youth (2018)

Littlun - Sentient Youth (2018)

The Bigness - What We Make (2018)

The Bigness - What We Make (2018)

Littlun - House of Ghosts (2019)

Littlun - House of Ghosts (2019)

Carsie Blanton - So Ferocious (2016)

Carsie Blanton - So Ferocious (2016)

Jess Conda - Katerina! (2018)

Jess Conda - Katerina! (2018)

Midwest Death Rattle - Post-Apocalypso (2016)

Midwest Death Rattle - Post-Apocalypso (2016)

Ben Arnold - Lost Keys (2016)

Ben Arnold - Lost Keys (2016)

Saskwatch - Sorry I Let It Come Between Us (2015)

Saskwatch - Sorry I Let It Come Between Us (2015)

Rosu Lup - Is Anything Real (2016)

Rosu Lup - Is Anything Real (2016)

The Last Plot in Revenge - Soundtrack (2015)

The Last Plot in Revenge - Soundtrack (2015)

Fable & the World Flat - Dark Flow (2013)

Fable & the World Flat - Dark Flow (2013)

Hot Coffin - Thug (2012)

Hot Coffin - Thug (2012)

Fable & the World Flat - The Great Attractor (2013)

Fable & the World Flat - The Great Attractor (2013)

Invade Rome - Don’t Make Me Wait (2010)

Invade Rome - Don’t Make Me Wait (2010)

Into Arcadia - Escaper (2012)

Into Arcadia - Escaper (2012)

Keith Pulvermacher - Midwestern (2013)

Keith Pulvermacher - Midwestern (2013)

Nima - Promised Land (2018)

Nima - Promised Land (2018)

The Candeliers - The Candeliers (2009)

The Candeliers - The Candeliers (2009)

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VIDEO


VIDEO

VIDEO


VIDEO

UNCLE VALENTINE - “FOR WHO GIVE, FOR WHO GET”

John The Savage - "Teratoma Man Vs. Feed Us Infetu"

Fable & the World Flat - "Between the Technologies"

John The Savage - "Jungle"

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cello Studio and Tanya Kruse Ruck - Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5

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TEACHING


teaching

TEACHING


teaching

 

 

Rachel Icenogle is an instructor at several schools throughout the Philadelphia area (Settlement Music School, the Baldwin School, and the Haddonfield School of Music).  Her teaching method puts a focus on realizing musicality and expression through proper playing technique.  Playing for hours shouldn't be hard on your body!  Rachel works to make her students comfortable at their instruments so their musical intentions can shine.  She holds a BFA in Cello Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has experience in many diverse genres and styles of playing.

 

“Rachel is a good teacher because she explains things very carefully. She is making me a better cellist! I am very happy to have her as a teacher because she is patient with me. I learn from my mistakes and she doesn’t make me feel bad.” - Leah, 8 years old

"I came to Rachel as an adult beginner who had never touched a string instrument before.  She has always been extremely accommodating and patient with my busy schedule, and has brought me from zero to intermediate far more quickly and painlessly than I ever would have expected."  -  Neal

"It's intimidating to pick up an instrument as an adult, but Rachel has been encouraging every step of the way. In the year we've been working together, she has taught me everything I know about cello and explains it all in a way that keeps me motivated and excited to learn more. She easily breaks down the most difficult parts in each piece of music to make them more understandable and, in what seems like no time, I'm able to accomplish something that seemed impossible a week earlier.  She's a cello wizard!"  -  Adrianna

 

to contact Rachel, please email: Icenogle.Rachel@Gmail.Com

Photo Credits: Header: Johanna Austin; Upcoming: James Autery; Audio: Jen Cleary; Bands: Kate Raines; Session Work: Anna Ladd; Video: Chris Koontz; Teaching: D1L0