Performances Reviews

Resonant Bodies Festival Reviewed


The Resonant Bodies Festival opened its inaugural three-day celebration of contemporary vocal music on Thursday evening at ShapeShifter Lab in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The most dramatic and seductive demonstration of this was the performance by Ariadne Greif, who possesses a luminous, expressive voice and an uncanny ability to imitate bird song. In George Crumb’s deeply affecting “Apparition,” bird calls and other wordless vocalizations link a song cycle on the subject of living and dying. The final performance of the evening was given over to a mesmerizing rendition of Morton Feldman’s “Three Voices” for voice and tape by the preternaturally focused Canadian soprano Charlotte Mundy, with meticulously balanced electronics by Elliot Cole.

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