March 2013

UMKC

Published on March 13, 2013

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Cellist Sascha Groschang and violinist Laurel Morgan Parks have been good friends since they trained together as classical musicians at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. They perform around the region, and internationally, in symphony orchestras and chamber groups.  They’ve also delved into traditional folk, rock and jazz genres.

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KCUR KC Currents/NPR story featuring The Wires

Cellist Sascha Groschang and violinist Laurel Morgan Parks have been good friends since they trained together as classical musicians at UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. They perform around the region, and internationally, in symphony orchestras and chamber groups.  They’ve also delved into traditional folk, rock and jazz genres.  (Parks plays in the Kansas City folk-rock band, In The Pines.

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Ink Article, Laurel Morgan

What are you listening to, Laurel Morgan?

Writer/violinist for the Wires, Tree and In the Pines

Dugan Arnett

Ink

Laurel Morgan keeps her schedule full.

In addition to writing and performing strings music with cellist Sascha Groschang as part of the Wires, she plays violin for the folk-rock group Tree and performs with recently out-of-hiatus band In the Pines, which is finalizing its second album.

She spoke with Ink recently about inspiring albums, the violin and her one-time obsession with Dave Matthews.

1. What’s the album that influences you the most?

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Design is Science

Visual design is often the polar opposite of engineering: trading hard edges for subjective decisions based on gut feelings and personal experiences. It’s messy, unpredictable, and notoriously hard to measure. The apparently erratic behavior of artists drives engineers bananas. Their decisions seem arbitrary and risk everything with no guaranteed benefit.

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Design the Right Way

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OFFSTAGE

The Wires “Native Performance

https://vimeo.com/60437333

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Featured on KCUR

kcurtopbanner“Get the scoop on urban cinema from Shawn Edwards of Fox News 4 and iloveblackmovies.com. He’ll tell us about the 3rd Annual Black Movie Awards coming up in early January. Later in the show, we’ll be joined by the The Wires for a live in studio performance of original music for strings.”

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