Gingger Shankar - Acclaimed Double-Violin Player
"I have been a fan of Mogami for a long time, as they are the leaders in cabling. I have used them in the studio and on the road, and there is no comparison to their quality!"
Gingger Shankar is a singer, virtuoso violinist, composer, model and songwriter, and was born into one of the world's most acclaimed and influential musical families. Her accomplishments include working with top producers and film composers including Mel Gibson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Trent Reznor, Mike Nichols, Mike Myers, and James Newton Howard. In addition to her film projects, she has also has lent her voice and violin to several diverse projects ranging from soundtracks to pop and electronic hip-hop.
An accomplished artist and performer, Gingger is the only female in the world that has mastered the 10- string Double Violin, an instrument that covers the entire range of the orchestra's double bass, cello, viola and violin, and of which there are currently only two in existence. Coupled with her voice, which covers five octaves, the sound is unparalleled, unbridled, and unforgettable. She debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a soprano in Osvaldo Golijov's opera "Ainadamar" and later performed it at Carnegie Hall. The multi-talented powerhouse transitioned from opera to rock; Gingger then toured with the Smashing Pumpkins as a special guest on their 20th Anniversary tour.
In 2011 she was chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine's '25 New Faces to Watch', as well as becoming a member of the Advisory Board for the Sundance Film Festival. Gingger composed music for the critically acclaimed 2011 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Winner 'Circumstance' directed by Maryam Keshavarz. In addition to being the artist and co-composer behind the poignant score of Mel Gibson's blockbuster "Passion of the Christ", Gingger's music can be heard in Mike Nichol's film, "Charlie Wilson's War".
Her multimedia project 'Himalaya Song' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was named one of the '10 Best Music Films at Sundance 2012' by Rolling Stone. Her film 'Monsoon Shootout' premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. She also composed music for Richard Montoya's (Culture Clash) 'Water & Power' which premieres in theaters this May.
She most recently guested on the new Katy Perry single 'Legendary Lover' due out later this year. She has been in the studio with Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Pink), Sarah DeAun, Devin Parker, Roy Shakked and Dan Crean working on her new record.
Three-time Grammy award-winning record producer for Alice in Chains, Deftones, Rush, and many others
"Whether it's a microphone or a guitar, from the source all the way to tape, on my records its Mogami all the way. Nothing sounds better!"
Andy Reiss is a famed Nashville-based session musician and guitar player for the swing band The Time Jumpers. He has worked on Grammy-winning records by Reba McEntire and B.J. Thomas.
Slack Key Guitarist
"Kimo" West is an award-winning slack key guitarist with nine albums to his credit showcasing this Hawaiian style of playing. He also plays guitar for satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic. "www.jimkimowest.com/
Guitar Tech for Slash
"From touring around the world to recording in the studio, we are very demanding of our cables. Our needs require cables that are consistent, virtually indestructible and above all else they MUST sound the best possible. Mogami delivers on all counts."
Chapman Stick Player,
Recording Engineer and Producer
"I've been a "cable-snob" for years now, and whether I'm playing live or recording, I use Mogami cable for every connection. Mogami delivers the purest sound possible."
"We sat down and auditioned amps, speakers and speaker cables. After carefully listening to every combination, we were pleasantly surprised to find the Mogami was the best even against much more expensive cables. That is all we use now."www.villagestudios.com