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28Oct/12

POSTPONED: VITAL VOX: A VOCAL FESTIVAL

The fourth annual Vital Vox Festival explores the far-reaching capabilities of the human voice

VITAL VOX FESTIVAL: VOX ELECTRONICS
Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave.
October 29-30, $15, 8:00
917-267-0363
www.vitalfoxfest.com
www.roulette.org

The fourth annual Vital Vox Festival, dedicated to exploring the seemingly limitless range and power of the human voice, will present a half dozen cutting-edge performers over the course of two nights at Roulette in Brooklyn. Monday, October 29, will consist of a cappella jazz and blues singer and composer Philip Hamilton’s “Vocalscapes: Solitude” for voice, percussion, and electronics; excerpts from New York-based, Uruguayan-born audiovisual artist Sabrina Lastman’s “An Encounter with ‘El Duende,’” which pays tribute to Federico García Lorca using voice, movement, sound, bowed psaltery, megaphone, and visuals; and San Francisco-born, Brooklyn-based violinist, composer, vocalist, and poet Sarah Bernstein’s Unearthish, a duo with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. Tuesday’s program features Lisa Karrer’s “Collision Theory: Works and Premieres for Voice & Multi-Media,” a collaboration with partner David Simons that will include her “Meeting Max: Vocal Experiments with Interactive Video Mixer” and his “The Opera Within the Opera,” with electronics, triggered Theremin, and keyboard; multidisciplinary artist, composer, and teacher Sasha Bodganowitsch’s “Mirror Upon Mirror,” a song cycle involving live looping and processing, dance and movement, text, and such instruments as the syrinx, fujara, koncovka, halo drum, and karimba; and San Francisco-based Pamela Z’s “Works for Voice, Live Processing, and Video,” with excerpts from “Memory Trace” along with other short pieces. [Ed. note: The Vital Vox Festival has been postponed because of Hurricane Sandy; new dates will be available shortly.]

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