#UriPosteJukeBox

 

#UriPosteJukeBox was the self-isolation brainchild of Elena Urioste and Tom Poster — a way to keep their minds sharp, fingers busy, and community smiling during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Videos appear here from newest to oldest, so click "Load More" to see some of our earlier offerings.

Elena and Tom are the proud recipients of a 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Inspiration Award for their #UriPosteJukeBox project, as well as a 2021 RPS Enterprise Fund Trailblazer Grant. Their subsequent studio album, THE JUKEBOX ALBUM, inspired by the project and recorded for Orchid Classics, won a 2022 BBC Music Magazine Award. Elena and Tom are beyond grateful to the RPS and to Harriet's Trust for their support, and to the entire community that has formed around the below collection of videos and its various offshoots.

#UriPosteJukeBox Bonus: ‘How Cold the Wind Doth Blow’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Elena Urioste

#UriPosteJukeBox Bonus: ‘How Cold the Wind Doth Blow’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams

We realize you're probably sick of all the recent Coronaversary posts, but we just had to mark the 1st birthday of our funny little JukeBox! One year ago today, we posted our first video — Tom’s arrangement of the song ‘When I Fall In Love’, made famous by birthday boy Nat King Cole — having no idea it would be the first of an 88-day streak. Over the next three months, scrunchies were donned, Frozen ballads were arranged, princess gowns were summoned from a 20-year slumber, six commissions were premiered, kazoos/recorders/triangles/cellos/concertinas were tooted, and our family dog’s acting abilities were exploited: it was a phase of life we never could have predicted, but looking back on it, we can’t imagine anything else. So to celebrate, we offer a #UriPosteJukeBox bonus episode, recorded back in November in London with our extraordinary friend Karim Sulayman: ‘How Cold the Wind Doth Blow’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams. It’s a song of grief, of what-ifs, of unfulfilled dreams, but also a quiet honoring of a love that burned brightly and will continue on across time and space. We’ve all lost far too much this past year due to the pandemic, and injustices towards communities of color and women show no signs of abating. But in the absence of “regular” life we have gained things I do hope never go away: a tightening of an international community; gratitude for good health, our own and that of others; and a renewed appreciation for love, music, and closeness wherever we can find it. ♥️