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Three Manifestations of Experimental Voice

  • Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St NW Washington, DC 20012 (map)

Rhizome DC, with Ami Yamasaki, Shodekeh, and seconds, present an evening of experimental vocal music in various forms.

seconds--the duo of composer-performer Stephen F. Lilly (www.stephenlilly.net) and soprano-actress Stacey Mastrian (www.staceymastrian.com)--present the newest works from a collaboration that has spanned seventeen years.  At times humorous, at times reflective, the music and sonic artworks on this program include spoken word and singing with bass, kalimba, typewriter, and pre-recorded and live electronics. 

Earlier Event: February 22
Lecture-Performance
Later Event: March 2
Seattle Composers' Salon

UPCOMING...

World premiere of “After Agnes Martin” (from the opera Lost in the Woods) for soprano and solo percussion, with Simone Mancuso.

Performances at the the Fleischer Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and the DiMenna Center in NYC of Lost in the Woods, a percussion opera written for soprano Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective during the Thoreau bicentenary -- music by Christopher Shultis, with a libretto based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Brahms' Requiem and Bach's Cantata 51 at San Paolo Entro le Mura in Rome with conductor Stefano Vasselli.

World premiere of the song cycle Divan del Tamarit for soprano and three guitars by Jerry Mader to texts by Lorca.

Performances in Seattle with the Ecco Chamber Ensemble.

Three recording projects and concerts and residencies in AZ, CA, HI, MD, MO, PA, NV, WA, and WI, as well as in Mexico.

RECENT...

Gala dinner performance and TEDx-style lecture-performance at the closing plenary session of the International Fulbright Conference in Puebla, Mexico.

Concert at Ex Convento de Santa Monica in Puebla, Mexico with Yamaha artist and guitarist Alejandra Reyes and flutist Sarah Bassingthwaighte.

Residency in Morelia, Mexico at Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes.