Guest Artist Workshop with Roomful of Teeth

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:45pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
ahill@music.ucsb.edu
 
Photo by Bonica Ayala of Bonica Ayala Photography.
 
Members of the Grammy Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth will conduct a workshop on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. The guest artists will present examples of various singing styles from around the world, and explain how those styles have inspired specific repertoire and commissions. The ensemble will also discuss their training, how the group originated, and ideas on entrepreneurship for 21st century singers. Admission is free. This event is co-presented by the UCSB Department of Music and UCSB Arts & Lectures.
 
Roomful of Teeth in concert
 
Roomful of Teeth will present a concert featuring works by Caroline Shaw, William Brittelle, Caleb Burhans, Toby Twining, Rinde Eckert, Eric Dudley, and Brad Wells on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. Tickets are $32 for the general public and $10 for students with a valid student ID. Tickets are available at: 
 
About Roomful of Teeth
 
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.   
 
Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, the group gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they’ve studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing with some of the world’s top performers and teachers. Commissioned composers include Rinde Eckert, Judd Greenstein, Caleb Burhans, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, Anna Clyne, Fred Hersch, Wally Gunn, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Missy Mazzoli, Michael Harrison, Sam Amidon, and Ted Hearne.
 
Projects in 2015-2016 include The Colorado, a music-driven documentary film that explores water, land and survival in the Colorado River Basin (featuring former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche); collaborations with NOW Ensemble, Kanye West and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME); performances with the Seattle Symphony featuring Luciano Berio's Sinfonia, appearances at new music festivals in the US, Mexico and Canada; and partnerships with over a dozen higher education institutions across the country.
 
Lead sponsorship for Roomful of Teeth’s 2015-2016 season is generously provided by Sharon Banker, the Lenore S. & Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and New Music USA. Additional support provided by Herb Allen, Katie Schmidt, Virginia Philhower, Pacific Harmony Foundation, the Amphion Foundation and the Cheswatyr Foundation.
 
Photo by Bonica Ayala of Bonica Ayala Photography.