Ted’s Dream – For Two Cellos

Ted’s Dream was originally composed by Peter Linman and Michelle Kinney, and was added to and arranged by Jelloslave cellists Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney for performance at a Ted Talks conference in 2012 with the Twin Cities dance company Black Label Movement*. While the full Jelloslave quartet performs this piece live, the recording available for download is the Ted Talks version for two cellos. This same arrangement was also featured in Kevin Kling’s “Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup” production.


*Jelloslave cellists Michelle Kinney & Jacqueline Ultan created this version of “Ted’s Dream” for the 2012 TED Conference in LA, CA, with Carl Flink’s, BLM, and scientist, John Bohannon’s piece “The Facts of Life.”

Watch Jelloslave Cellists Michelle and Jacqueline with Black Label Movement at the TED Talks conference in LA, 2012.


Featured Track – Mary O’Neil

“I think it’s amazing that this tune was written in the 16th Century, by the prolific Irish Composer Turlough O’Carolan, a contemporary of JS Bach, and that it sounds so fresh still today.” – Michelle Kinney


Featured Track – Purple Orange

“Purple Orange was originally written for my band Antigravity. Then reworked with Jelloslave and was named after Michelle and my color auras.” – Jacquline Ultan


The Value Music Streaming Services: Infographic | Billboard

If you’re a musician thinking about distributing your music on streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, this post is for you.

2015 has been the year that Jelloslave enters the music streaming service arena, and it’s been a lot of fun so far. We’re excited to make our music available everywhere our listeners hang out (digitally speaking). We’re also excited about reaching a larger audience and connecting with fans listening all over the world.

These new adventures are fueled by our passion to share our music with friends new and old. However, there has been a lot of hubbub recently about the potential revenue streams these services provide for artists. This infographic from Billboard caught our eye, and we thought you’d be interested as well:

Source: The Value of a Single Music Stream: Infographic | Billboard

Are you a musician thinking about publishing your music to streaming services for the first time? Send us your questions about our experience by leaving a comment below.


Film Score by Jelloslave

Are you a film maker in search of the perfect film score? Have you ever considered reaching out to Jelloslave? We would absolutely love to hear about your project and film scoring needs. If you’ve never thought about what a film score by Jelloslave might sound like, take a look at this:

Thanks to film makers Antonio Rodriguez and Talissa Mehringer for allowing us to have some fun adding music to their film “Pica,” originally produced for the 2010 48 hour Film Project.

Ask Jelloslave to compose music for your film:

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Jelloslave Shoots for the Moon and Hits Mercury!

Carolyn Crater

The Carolan Crater near planet Mercury’s north pole. Photo by the Messenger satellite, Credit: NASA

If you like gazing up at the night sky, then you have something in common with the members of Jelloslave. Like you, we can’t help but notice when the moon, stars, and planets are shining especially bright.

Today our love for Irish music and planets collide as NASA announces a pretty cool name for one of Mercury’s craters. Carolan Crater has been named in honor of the Irish harpist and composer Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738). Read More


Michelle Kinney Selected as 2014 McKnight Composition Fellowship Recipient

Jelloslave congratulates Michelle Kinney who has recently been selected to be a winner of the 2014 McKnight Composition Fellowship. She is among one of four Minnesota composers out of 63 applicants to receive this prestigious recognition of excellence in the field of musical composition.

Learn more about the McKnight Composition Fellowship at the American Composers Forum site


Jacqueline Ultan Named 2014-2015 McKnight Performing Artists Fellow

Jelloslave would like to congratulate Jacqueline on her award from the McKnight Performing Artists Fellowship administered by MacPhail Center for Music.

Learn more about the McKnight Performing Artists Fellowship on the MacPhail Center for Music website.


The Hidden Spirits of the Cello

The Twin Cities experimental group seeks to unleash the hidden spirits of the cello — be they animal noises or tribal percussion — resulting in an infectious, mysterious melee of genres.

– Rebecca Lang, Star Tribune


Fiery Cellists

The Minneapolis band Jelloslave, with two fiery cellists at its core, takes the cello where quartets and concertos don’t usually go.

– Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio