Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Review of CELLOGIRLS: Identity and Transformation in 2CELLOS Fan Culture

Kytka Hilmar-Jezek compiled personal stories from over a dozen fans of Luka and Stjepan, known internationally as 2CELLOS.  An extensive forward to the book explores fandom in detail as an historical phenomenon (e.g. the muses of Greek mythology) and as an aspect of modern pop culture.

These fans of 2CELLOS are not passive observers, simply fainting at the sight of their favorite musicians. These CELLOGIRLS have been inspired to create their own music and visual art in response to the performances they enjoy.  Like muses before them, they even inspire the artists they admire.

It was certainly interesting to explore the concept of fandom as a participatory, creative activity through this unique book. 

I received a free digital copy of CELLOGIRLS for my honest review.