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Sotto Voce 'Rust Belt Tour' Oberlin OH

  • Fiarchild Chapel 50 West Lorain Street Oberlin, OH, 44074 United States (map)

Sotto Voce Vocal Collective is going on a Rust Belt Tour called "Living Voices" which just won a grant from New Music USA!!! We're excited to present the music of living composers in WNY, Cleveland OH... and OBERLIN! Friday June 8th ~ 3-4.30pm ~ Fairchild Chapel

Sotto Voce Vocal Collective is a Buffalo-based contemporary vocal ensemble that aims to promote awareness of both the capabilities of the human voice and the diversity of composers living today. The group features Oberlin alumni Jessie Downs (Artistic Director, soprano) and Suzanne Fatta (tenor). And I am performing a surround-sound 15thc Planctus Maria at Oberlin, which was edited by fellow Obie and York student Mary E. Larew!

This Oberlin concert is the first stop on Sotto Voce's first tour! Their program, "Living Voices" takes listeners on an introspective journey through haunting sound-stories and sound-scapes. Each piece explores the inner workings of the human psyche through a different mystery of vocal phenomena - the voice's origin in breath, the effects of spatialization and electronics, the beating of closely-tuned tones, the dramatic impact of the voice as human presence, degrees of ensemble unification and separation, activation of different bodily resonances, and the meeting of virtuosic techniques new and old. 

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Our program "Living Voices" takes listeners on an introspective journey through haunting sound-stories and sound-scapes. Each piece explores the inner workings of the human psyche through a different mystery of vocal phenomena - the voice's origin in breath, the effects of spatialization and electronics, the beating of closely-tuned tones, the dramatic impact of the voice as human presence, degrees of ensemble unification and separation, activation of different bodily resonances, and the meeting of virtuosic techniques new and old.                                                                                                                                

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