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Natalia Paruz
Musical Saw
American Pitched Cowbells
Austrian Pitched Cowbells
English Handbells
Glass Harp



NATALIA.....
affectionately known as the 'Saw Lady', has spent over a decade bringing the rare art form of playing music on a carpenter's saw (known as the Musical Saw or Singing Saw) to audiences around the world.

She performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta; at the Spoleto Festival in the orchestra of 'Monkey - Journey to the West'; with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra; the Royal Air Moroccan Symphony Orchestra; the Riverside Orchesra; the Amor Artis Orchestra the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall with PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele and with the Little Orchestra Society. November 2007 marked her Carnegie Hall debut as a musical saw soloist and June 2008 marked her Madison Square Garden debut.

Television appearances include FOX (Good Day New York), ABC (Good Morning America), NBC (New York Live), MTV (Andy Milonakis Show), VH1 (Behind the Music), History Channel (Tool Box), PBS (New York Voices).
Film appearances include 'Dummy' with Adrian Brody and The Heart is a Drum Machine. Natalia's Musical saw can be heard on the soundtracks of films such as Time Out of Mind with Richard Gere, Fox Searchlight's Another Earth, El Carnaval Sodoma/Arthuro Ripstein, American Carny, I Sell the Dead and the HBO series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
Radio performances include NPR (A Prairie Home Companion), WNYC, XM Satelite Radio, WBAI & WFMU.

Natalia received citations of honor from the New York City Council, the New York State Senate and a medal of honor from Paris, France.
She was chosen by Time Out New York, the Village Voice, the New York Press and the New York Resident for their Best of New York lists, and was featured in articles by the New York Times, theBoston Globe and Metro New York.

Natalia has recorded on Capitol Records, Universal Records and Atlantic Records with such artists as John Hiat.

Natalia's goal is not only to preserve the rare art form of playing music on a saw, but to also try and push it forward through the invention of better playing technique, fine-tuning the instrument, educating composers about the possibilities of composing for musical saw, and bringing the instrument to public awareness. This last part, bringing the musical saw into public awareness, she does not only through performances on the legitimate stage/TV/radio but also by bringing the music of the musical saw directly to people where people are - on the street. By performing in the subway she brings the art form to people who might not otherwise be able to encounter it.

Buy Natalia's CD's.
"Natalia is the best musical saw player I've ever worked with."
Zubin Mehta, conductor of the Israel Phil

"Our official musical saw player." Garrison Keillor, 'A Prairie Home Companion'

"Natalia Paruz not only plays the musical saw beautifully, she's also a terrific musician." Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach)

"I did enjoy playing your lovely CD. Will listen to it again at the holidays. You've a lovely talent." Blyth Danner, actor

"Amazing and quite musical in the expressiveness she was able to get from a tableful of bells. Brava!" William Bolcom, Pulitzer Prize winning composer

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Playing on the Edge
A provocative mix of classical, jazz, new age, pop and progressive rock - original music by composer Scott R. Munson who's music has been featured on MTV, Bravo, The WE Channel, CNN, XM Satellite Radio, WBAI and more...


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Title/Details
Duration
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1
Lame Sonore
Musical saw and orchestra
4:01
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2
Changes
Musical saw and piano
2:57
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3
Hidden Behind Nothing
Musical saw with Rock Band
5:35
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4
Souvenirs de Paris
Musical saw with piano
2:24
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5
A Simple Goodbye
Musical saw with piano
1:54
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6
One River
English Handbells and piano
2:28
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7
Delancey Street Rag
American Cowbells and piano
3:29
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Hark! An Angel Sings
Eclectic arrangements of Christmas favorites featuring the ethereal sound of the musical saw, the angelic sound of English Handbells and the rustic sound of pitched Alpine & American cowbells. Arrangements by composer Scott R. Munson who's music has been featured on MTV, Bravo, The WE Channel, CNN, XM Satellite Radio, WBAI and more...

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(includes cover art and liner notes)
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1
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Musical saw and orchestra
4:13
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2
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Musical saw and piano
2:58
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3
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)
Musical saw with harp and strings
4:23
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4
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Musical saw with piano
5:44
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5
Peace On Earth
English Handbells duo
3:14
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6
Silent Night
Musical saw with orchestra
3:40
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7
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Musical saw with orchestra/ethnic inst.
3:54
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8
We Three Kings
Musical saw with Jazz Band
2:32
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9
Christmas Morning New carol!
Musical saw with orchestra
3:41
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10
Silent Night - Reprise
Solo musical saw
2:24
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11
Jingle Cowbells
Austrian Cowbells with orchestra
2:07
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12
Auld Lang Syne
Musical saw with piano
1:44
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Contemporary Classical Music
Natalia performs Temple Bell, music by Scott Munson, text by Tim McLafferty, a challanging piece for Musical Saw, Baritone voice and piano.


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Temple Bell
Musical saw, baritone voice and piano
5:02
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PHOTO GALLERY
Natalia with Zubin Mehta after a performance with the Israel Phil
Natalia with Garrison Keillor after a performance on
'A Prairie Home Companion'
Natalia with Andy Milonokis at MTV studios
Natalia with actor Blythe Danner after a performance in Ms. Danners honor
Natalia in a recording session with John Hiatt